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Flu Vaccines Now Available For All Patients

Monday, December 19, 2022 @ 11:12 PM
posted by tlcpeds

Your providers at TLC Pediatrics, PLLC recommend that all children 6 months and older get an annual flu vaccine. The current flu epidemic arrived in early October 2022, has been brutal, and will likely be with us for several more months. If you or your child have not had a flu vaccine since August 2022, we recommend getting it as soon as possible. Making sure your child is up to date on vaccinations is very important.

A flu shot is quick, easy and covered by most insurances. Call TLC Pediatrics at 501-327-2444 to schedule your child’s flu vaccine today!

We are providing Flu vaccines for parents and caretakers under the age of 65 years. If you would like to receive your vaccine with your child, please let the receptionist know when scheduling so we can confirm your eligibility to receive a flu vaccine at our clinic.

Vaccination is the best protection

The flu vaccine is safe and effective. It reduces the risk of your child catching the flu and their risk of suffering serious complications. Children younger than 5 years and those with certain chronic conditions may be at increased risk for complications.

Clearing up misconceptions

The flu shot doesn’t give your child the flu. The shot can cause similar symptoms, but these are simply signs the immune system is working to build protection against the virus.

The flu is not the same as a cold. The flu can cause serious issues, like pneumonia, difficulty breathing and/or dehydration. In rare cases, the flu can be deadly.

Children 6 months to 8 years old receiving a flu vaccine for the first time will need two doses to be considered fully vaccinated. Each shot is given 4 weeks apart.

Flu experts recommend getting flu vaccines as early as possible, even in August. The vaccine gives adequate protection even if the flu arrives a few months later.

Schedule your child’s flu vaccine today.

Stay safe and healthy!

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