Flu Vaccines

Flu Vaccines

Flu Vaccines 

Thank you to the thousands of patients and families who received a flu shot at our Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics this fall! Our drive-thru events for flu have now ended. The flu vaccine for patients 6 months and older is available at scheduled Well Child Check-ups and follow-up visits in clinic.

Important Dosing Information

The flu vaccine is only available to patients 6 months and older. Depending on their age, some children may need 2 doses of the flu vaccine for best protection.

Children 9 years and older: 1 dose

Children 6 months through 8 years: Some may need 2 doses for best protection

  • Children 6 months through 8 years receiving a flu vaccine for the first time, and those who have only previously received one dose of flu vaccine, should receive two doses. The second dose should be given at least 4 weeks after their first dose. Flu vaccine is available in clinic at scheduled Well Child Check-ups and follow-up visits.
  • For children who require 2 doses, both doses should be administered even if the child turns age 9 years between dose 1 and dose 2.
  • If your child previously received two doses of flu vaccine (at any time), they only need one dose of flu vaccine this season.

Flu Vaccine Questions

Do you have questions about the flu vaccine? Vicki Barag, nurse and Director of Clinic Services at Allegro Pediatrics, reviews the importance of the flu vaccine and answers common questions about the flu on our blog.