Announcement Archives

Updated information about Flu Vaccines February 1, 2010

We still have injectable H1N1 vaccine and can offer it to all of our patients.  We no longer have any form of seasonal flu vaccine or H1N1 mist.  If your child still has not received their H1N1 vaccine or needs to schedule their second H1N1 vaccine dose, please feel free to call for an appointment.

Updated information about Flu Vaccines January 21, 2010

We still have H1N1 vaccine in mist and injectable form and are able to offer it to all of our patients.  If your child still has not received their H1N1 vaccine or needs to schedule their second H1N1 vaccine dose, please feel free to call for an appointment.

We did not receive or administer any of the recalled lots of H1N1 vaccine.

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Updated information about Flu Vaccines January 21, 2010

We still have H1N1 vaccine in mist and injectable form and are able to offer it to all of our patients.  If your child still has not received their H1N1 vaccine or needs to schedule their second H1N1 vaccine dose, please feel free to call for an appointment.

We did not receive or administer any of the recalled lots of H1N1 vaccine.

Updated information about Flu Vaccines December 16, 2009

Our practice did not receive or administer the recalled lots of H1N1 0.25 ml vaccines.

Updated information about Flu Vaccines December 15, 2009

We are awaiting notification from Sanofi Pasteur whether we distributed the recalled H1N1 0.25 ml vaccine for children ages 6 months to 3 years.  There is no safety issue, the issue is vaccine strength or potency.  We will let you know if your child will need another booster once we are informed from the company.  We currently do not have the recalled vaccine in our office.

We have a limited number of injectable Seasonal Flu vaccine.  We will not be getting further shipments of Seasonal Flu vaccine.  If your child still needs the Seasonal Flu vaccine, please call for an appointment.

We have plenty of H1N1 nasal mist and injectable (0.5 ml and 0.25 ml doses) vaccine available. If your child needs their first or booster dose of H1N1 vaccine, please call our office for an appointment.


Updated information about Flu Vaccines November 25, 2009

We have received additional H1N1 mist and injectable vaccine.  If your child is over the age of 2 years and needs to make an appointment for H1N1 vaccine, you may do so now.  See announcements below for how we are prioritizing mist and injectable H1N1 vaccines.  We are still waiting for the preservative-free 0.25 ml injectable dose of H1N1 vaccine for our patients who are 6 months to 2 years of age.  The Federal Government has waived the ban on preservatives in vaccines for children under the age of 3 years for the H1N1 vaccine only.  If your child is 6 month to 2 years old, or 2 to 3 years old and immunocompromised , you have the option of receiving the 0.25 ml dose with preservative.  We also have useful information about this flu season in our Patient Education section.

Updated information about Flu Vaccines November 18, 2009

Our last flu vaccine clinic is this Saturday, November 21, 2009.  Thereafter we will only have a limited supply of H1N1 mist vaccine.  Although we are expecting another shipment of injectable and intranasal H1N1 vaccine, the supplier will not tell us when it will arrive.  Therefore, we are unable to schedule the second dose of H1N1 vaccine at this time.  We will post another announcement once we have more vaccine available.  Although we had ordered seasonal flu vaccine in the summer, our supplier has informed us that we will not be receiving the remainder of our order for the seasonal flu vaccine. 

We apologize for any inconvenience to you.  We are attempting to vaccinate as many patients as possible with at least the first dose of both vaccines, but are subject to the limitations of supply.

Alameda County Public Health H1N1 Vaccination Program Udpates Novebmer 17, 2009

http://www.acphd.org/H1N1/documents/POD_Clinic_Schedule_Current.pdf

Updated information about Flu Vaccines November 9, 2009


There are SIX(6) forms of influenza vaccine available this year, which has led to considerable confusion among patients seeking to protect themselves and their family members this flu season.  These are:

1.  H1N1 mist
2.  Seasonal flu mist
3.  H1N1 0.5 ml (full dose) shot
4.  Seasonal flu 0.5 ml (full dose) shot
5.  H1N1 0.25 ml (half dose) shot
6.  Seasonal flu 0.25 ml (half dose) shot

We recommend H1N1 and seasonal flu mist vaccine for all healthy children 2 years and older.  The mist is well-tolerated, preservative-free, and appears to give better protection against influenza than the shot.

You cannot receive 2 mists in one day, so to be protected from H1N1 and the seasonal flu, the 2 mists must be separated by at least 14 days.

The H1N1 and seasonal flu 0.5 ml shot is indicated for children 3 years and older who are immunocompromised, for example on oral prednisone or chemotherapy.  Your doctor will tell you if your child requires the shot.  The 0.5 ml shot contains a small amount of thimerosal (mercury) preservative.

The H1N1 and seasonal 0.25 ml dose is indicated for children 6 months to 2 years old who are too young to receive the mist, and for children ages 2-3 years old who are immunocompromised and cannot receive the mist.  The 0.25 ml shot is preservative-free.

TWO (2) doses of H1N1 vaccine (either mist or shot) are recommended for ALL CHILDREN 9 YEARS AND YOUNGER.  The 2 doses should be at least 21 days apart.

TWO (2) doses of seasonal flu vaccine are recommended for all children for whom this is their FIRST YEAR of receiving seasonal flu vaccine.  The 2 doses should be at least 21 days apart. 

If you have to choose which vaccine to receive first, we recommend getting the H1N1 first.  H1N1 is much more prevalent in our community at this time.  We expect seasonal influenza to peak in January or February.

Please ask your doctor if you have further questions about H1N1 or seasonal flu vaccine.

Injectable Swine Flu Vaccine Information Statement

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-laiv-h1n1.pdf

Intranasal Swine Flu Vaccine Information Statement

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-laiv-h1n1.pdf

CDC Podcast "Take 3 Actions to Fight Flu"

http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=102172

Injectable Flu Vaccine Information Statement

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-flu.pdf

Flumist Vaccine Informatioin Statement

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-flulive.pdf

Flu Vaccine Appointments

Starting on October 17, 2009 and through Saturday, November 21, 2009, we will be scheduling Flu Vaccine Only appointments on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. (We will not be holding flu clinic on Saturday, Oct.31).  Due to high demand we have also added the following dates for additional Flu Vaccine Clinics:

Tues Nov 10: 9a-12p and 2p-5p
Wed Nov 11: 9a-12p and 2p-5p
Thurs Nov 12: 9a-12p and 2p-5p
Tues Nov 17:9a-12p and 2p-5p


Please call to make your appointment now. Please specify whether you are getting intranasal or the injectable flu vaccine. If your insurance does not cover your requested vaccine we can still administer it for a cash fee. 

These appointments are for flu vaccine only. If  your child is ill or you have questions regarding the vaccines, please schedule an appointment to see your doctor during regular business hours.

We wish you a healthy winter season!

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