Flu Vaccinations for Fall and Winter 2012
Last updated: Dec 07, 2012, 10:09 AM
By Joy Pierce Mathews for Summit Medical Group
Reviewed by Lynn Nicholson, BSN, MSN, RN
The 2012 flu vaccine
can help reduce your risk of getting and spreading the flu (influenza) this season.
Although our adult flu vaccination clinics are now closed,
you may call your doctor
to schedule a flu vaccine.
To schedule an appointment for your child's flu vaccine,
please call your Summit Medical Group pediatrician's office
and choose prompt #8.
Pediatric patients must have had a physical examination
with a Summit Medical Group pediatrician within the last year.
Summit Medical Group follows the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines to protect its patients against the viruses:
- Influenza B
We encourages flu vaccinations for:
- All patients age 6 months and older
People at high risk for serious flu complications, including
- Young children
- Pregnant women
- People age 65 years and older
- People with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease
- Health care workers
- People who live with or care for those at high risk for flu infections
Although children age 6 months and younger are at high risk for serious illness, they are too young to be vaccinated. For this reason, their caregivers should be vaccinated to limit spread of the virus.