Flu Vaccines are Available Now!

We have received our shipment of 2012 flu vaccine!! We have the injectable 2012 flu vaccine, as well as the 2012 Intranasal Flu Mist. Please call 727-323-2727 today to schedule an appointment. The injectible flu vaccine is available for children aged 6 months and up and Flu Mist for people ages 2-49. Injectible Flu vaccines are available to adults as well for a $25 fee or $30 for the nasal Flu Mist.

If you would like to receive the nasal Flu Mist vaccine, there is a screening questionnaire that must be completed prior to vaccine administration. Please feel free to print and precomplete the Flu Mist questionnaire linked below and bring it with you to your flu vaccine appointment.

http://www.patranellapediatrics.com/sites/default/files/Flu%20Mist%20Que...

Everyone 6 months of age and older is recommended to get the flu vaccine yearly, which includes even the healthiest adults. Vaccination is especially important for people at high risk for serious influenza complications or people who live with or care for those at high risk. This includes all our infants, asthmatics and children with chronic diseases. Please make sure to protect your family this year by receiving the influenza vaccine!

As the flu vaccine changes each year (based on surveillance data), some children need booster doses of the flu vaccine to be adequately protected. If your child is 6 months thru 8 years of age, and has not had at least 2 flu vaccine doses since 2010, he or she will need a booster dose of this year's flu vaccine one month after the initial vaccination.

We look forward to seeing you in the office and hope you have a safe and healthy school year!

Sincerely,

Pam Patranella, MD
Kelli Cross, MD
Julie Johnson, MD
Sally Smith, MD
Lyssa Logue, DO

Cordes, Patranella, Winkler, PA
2855 5th Ave. N
St Petersburg, FL 33713
(727) 323-2727

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