Now that the 2020 Flu Shot has arrived, we want to make it as easy as possible for our families to get protected from the flu and get a flu shot while still following the safety guidelines for COVID-19. The CDC and AAP recommend all children 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine and because of COVID-19 , getting the flu shot is more important than ever!
Because of COVID-19 guidelines, we will no longer have walk-in flu shot appointments. We are offering several different options for our families including In-office Flu Clinics (Thursdays), Drive-Thru Flu Clinics (Saturdays), and Scheduled Flu Appointments (Primarily for those that are shot-phobic, have an underlying condition, or are in need of other vaccinations at the time and these will be on Wednesdays). You can only schedule Flu-Clinics online through our website, so please don’t call us to schedule for the flu-clinics.
CLICK Vaccine Information Sheet (VIS) TO READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE VACCINE. YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT.
Drive-Thru Clinics are for children 5 years or older that are not shot-phobic. When you arrive at our parking lot follow the signage. Everyone in the car over the age of 2 must be masked, covering the nose and mouth completely. When you get to the check-in point, the child that is receiving the shot first should be seated on the passenger side. Temperatures will be taken for all those receiving a shot. If multiple children are vaccinating they will need to move to the passenger side after their sibling has received a shot. Please wear something loose and easy to access your arm.
The following are our next three dates for Drive-Thru Flu Clinics (links for specific dates are below). Please be aware, we will be adding new clinics each week, so re-visit our website next week if you don’t get a spot in any of these. Read the sign-up instructions carefully before you choose a time/slot. Once you have signed up you will receive a confirmatory and reminder email from signupgenius.com. All patients under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian accompany them to the clinic. Only patients who signed up will receive the vaccine.
Drive-Thru Flu Clinics, New
MORE SPOTS AVAILABLE – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
IN-OFFICE FLU CLINICS
Our In-Office Flu Clinics are designed to make it easy and quick for families to receive the flu shot. Once you arrive in the parking lot, please call the office and let us know you are here for your flu shot. With your mask on, we will take temperatures and then direct you to our socially distancing waiting area where you will follow the directions. All patients under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian accompany them to the clinic. Only patients who signed up will receive the vaccine.
SCHEDULED FLU APPOINTMENTS
Please call the office at 203-972-4250 to schedule your flu appointment. These appointments are best for children under five years of age, are shot-phobic, have health issues, or are in need of catching up with other vaccines as well.
If your child is sick on the day of the clinic, please call us and re-schedule, and please do not bring him/her to the clinic. It is EXTREMELY important to be on time for your assigned time. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you may have to re-schedule. Please try and limit the number of people you bring with you to the In-Office clinics. Thank you in advance for your patience as we adapt to this new process. If you have any questions, please call Mary @ 203-972-4240 or Mary@ncpedi.com.