What’s New

Reminder!
New patients should bring copies of their medical records including all immunizations, prior to their first visit with our practice. If your child receives care out of town or after hours from another practitioner, or has seen a specialist, please bring a copy of the visit, or ask them to mail / fax a copy so we can keep your child’s medical record complete. Our fax number is (305) 599-8023.

Flu season (seasonal flu) is here!
We started vaccinating against seasonal flu in September and October and continue until January. Everyone 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine. The 2010-2011 flu vaccine will protect against three different flu viruses: an H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus.

Please call our office to schedule appointments for the vaccine.

September, October or November is the best time to get vaccinated, but you can still get vaccinated in December and later. Flu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May.

The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. For more information from the CDC:

Seasonal Flu
There are two types of vaccines:

  • The “flu shot” – an inactivated vaccine (containing killed virus) that is given with a needle, usually in the thigh of infants or the arm in older children. The flu shot is approved for use in people older than 6 months, including healthy people and people with chronic medical conditions.
  • The nasal-spray flu vaccine (Flumist®) a vaccine made with live, weakened flu viruses that do not cause the flu (sometimes called LAIV for Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine). LAIV is approved for use in healthy people 2 years to 49 years of age and are not pregnant.

Call our office for more details. Flumist is covered under most health plans, please check with your insurance carrier.