Flu Vaccine is Here

It’s time for flu vaccine!

We have this year’s quadrivalent injectable influenza immunization in stock, and we recommend receiving it in October or early November.

We agree with the Centers for Disease Control recommendation for universal influenza vaccination, and highly recommend flu vaccine for everyone over 6 months old. Although it is only about 50% effective in preventing influenza cases, it is extremely effective in preventing severe complications, hospitalization, and death from influenza.

This year, the injection form is highly recommended. FluMist nasal spray is once again available and approved for use, but due to unknown effectiveness, it is only recommended for those individuals who would otherwise receive no vaccination.

We are also offering a special Saturday Flu Clinic – by appointment only on October 13, from 12-3pm in our office.   Please call (650) 321-9555 or e-mail us at nurse@burgesspediatrics.com to schedule your family’s immunizations for either this Saturday clinic or for regular office hours.

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