Flu Information Flu Information

November 13, 2017 at 10:24 a.m.
by Gayle:

We highly recommend the flu vaccine for everyone 6 months old and older to prevent life threatening illness and death.  The ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice) and the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) both recommend that nasal mist not be used because studies show it is not effective.  Until nasal mist has been proven effective it will not be available as a flu vaccine option. 

Please call to schedule your flu vaccination today to prevent the spread of influenza in our community.  We are happy to vaccinate all family members of our patients. 

Call us at 307-675-5555 to schedule an appointment to receive your flu vaccine. 

Is the Flu Vaccine Safe? 

Click here for the opinion of Paul Offit, M.D., chief of infectious diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  The link will take you to an opinion Dr. Offit published in the New York Times October 11, 2009

Dr Offit's Flu Vaccine Opinion 

Typical flu symptoms include sudden onset of fever, tight cough, muscle aches, headache, runny nose & runny eyes.

Tamiflu can be helpful to treat flu, but most healthy people recover with no medicine. People should stay home from work or school until they have had no fever for 24 hours with no fever treatment (acetaminophen or ibuprofen) and until they are feeling better.

People who should take Tamiflu for flu disease include: people sick enough to require hospitalization, children under age 2, adults over age 65, women who are pregnant, people on long term aspirin therapy, people on long term immunosuppression (systemic steroids or chemotherapy) and people with serious chronic diseases. 

Call our office at 307-675-5555 to make appointments to receive flu vaccine during office hours. 

The federal government's flu information page is excellent. You can find it here:

CDC Flu Page