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INFLUENZA

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
2015-2016 Influenza vaccine:
 
 
 
 
 
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When will Lower Bucks Pediatrics start accepting calls for Influenza Clinic appointments?

Thursday September 22nd 2016.
 
When will Lower Bucks Pediatrics be
giving Influenza vaccination?
Beginning
Thursday October 20th 2016 during Influenza Clinic and beginning Monday September 12th 2016 during well visits and sick visits.


When will Influenza Clinic be held?
Every Thursday from 6 PM until 8 PM, from Thursday October 20th 2016 to March 9th 2017 EXCEPT November 24th 2016 and December 29th 2016
 
Who should NOT receive Influenza vaccine?
Children under 6 months old, people who have had allergic reactions in the past to influenza vaccine or its components, and people who have a history of Guillain Barre Syndrome.
 

Why is Flumist (nasal Influenza vaccine) NOT being given this year?
The Center for Disease Control has recommended AGAINST giving Flumist because it is so much less effective than injected Influenza vaccine.
 
My child has an egg allergy. Can he/she still get the vaccine at Lower Bucks Pediatrics?
1. Children with anaphylaxis (life-threatening reaction) to egg may NOT get Influenza vaccine at Lower Bucks Pediatrics and instead should get it at the child's Allergist. This is for the child's own health and safety.
 2. Children with egg allergy but NOT anaphylaxis to egg MAY get Influenza vaccine at Lower Bucks Pediatrics but will be scheduled during regular doctor hours (not Influenza Clinic) and will be monitored for 30 minutes in the office to be sure that no allergic reaction occurs.
  

Who should receive two Influenza vaccinations this year?
Children 6 months to 8 years old should receive two Influenza vaccines this year (at least 4 weeks apart) if BOTH of the following are true:
             -the child did not receive seasonal Influenza vaccine in the 2015-2016 season AND

             -the child did not receive at least 2 seasonal Influenza vaccine doses since July 1, 2010
 

Will I have to pay out of pocket for the vaccine?
If your child has active medical insurance, Lower Bucks Pediatrics will bill the child's medical insurance once the vaccine is given. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY COPAY, COINSURANCE, OR NON-COVERED CHARGE FOR THE VACCINATION, INCLUDING INACTIVE OR INCORRECT INSURANCE INFORMATION IN OUR SYSTEM. If your child has new insurance, YOU MUST CALL THE OFFICE PRIOR TO YOUR INFLUENZA CLINIC APPOINTMENT TO UPDATE THE INFORMATION or you will be expected to pay the entire cost of the vaccine and administration.

 

Click here for more information about influenza vaccinations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control website.




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