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CapitalCare Flu Clinic Schedules

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Flu Facts 2015-2016

Who should be vaccinated?
Annual vaccination against influenza (flu) is recommended for all people age 6 months and older who do not have a valid medical reason not to be vaccinated. 

When is the best time to be vaccinated?
Vaccination should begin before influenza begins circulating in the community, preferably by October. Vaccination should continue as long as influenza is present in the community or until the vaccine supply is gone—whichever comes first.

Is vaccine available?
Yes. Vaccine is available for established patients at all CapitalCare offices.

Are any vaccine shortages or delays expected this season?
FluMist (nasal spray vaccine) is not expected until late September, and the NYS Department of Health has not indicated when flu vaccines will be available through the Vaccines For Children (VFC) program.

Why is it important to be vaccinated?
Influenza is a serious respiratory infection caused by a virus. It is not related to the common cold or intestinal viruses. Every year, people in all age groups are hospitalized and some die from complications of influenza.
It is contagious for 24 hours before symptoms even develop, and is transmitted primarily through the air we breathe. Vaccination is the best way to avoid illness from influenza.

Who should not be vaccinated?
The nasal spray vaccine, FluMist, should not be given to children younger than 2 or to adults 50 or older, or to individuals with certain medical conditions. Please ask your health care professional if you are a candidate for FluMist. Egg-free vaccines are now available for those with a history of severe allergic reaction to eggs. How many doses of flu vaccine are needed this year? Some children under 9 years of age may require two doses administered at least 4 weeks apart. Please check with your child’s health care practitioner. All other individuals need only one dose.

How many doses of flu vaccine are needed this year?
Some children under 9 years of age may require two doses administered at least 4 weeks apart. Please check with your child’s health care practitioner. All other individuals need only one dose.

Source: Immunization Action Coalition

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