Where can I get my flu shot?
Should you choose to receive your flu vaccine from Blue Fish Pediatrics, patients can receive their flu vaccine at our Saturday family flu clinic days. Regardless of your home office, for our flu clinics, you can schedule an online appointment at our flu clinic locations. However, we do ask that you continue to seek your PCP (Primary Care Provider) at your home office for all other medical needs. You can also receive it at many pharmacies in the community. Contact them to determine what ages of children they will vaccinate. Some of them will require a prescription from their doctor. Please let us know if this is the case and we can provide one.
When can I get my flu shot?
Due to the pandemic and anticipated increased demand for the flu vaccine, we will be offering two different ways to receive your flu vaccine this year:
- At any scheduled well check-up appointment.
- Saturday flu clinics will be available at multiple clinics on specific days throughout the fall. Please see our Flu Clinic Dates toggle for more details.
Who can get the flu shot?
- Blue Fish patients
- Family members living in the same household with patients younger than 6 months old
- Additionally, any Blue Fish parent, regardless of their child’s age, can get their flu shot on these designated Saturdays. For all others, we ask that they receive their vaccines at outside facilities (e.g. pharmacy) or through their own PCP.
Is the flu vaccine cost covered by my insurance policy?
Most commercial health plans cover flu vaccines, but it is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to verify their own health plan benefits. All parents (and family members who are not Blue Fish patients) receiving the flu vaccine will be asked to pay cash prices. If you would like to receive the flu vaccine via your insurance, please arrange for your flu vaccine through your regular doctor.
How much is the cash price for the flu vaccine?
What should I prepare for the Saturday flu clinics?
We have a downloadable flu vaccine packet (PDF) on this flu page (see “Flu Clinic Paperwork” toggle) for all offices hosting a flu clinic. For convenience, we will also have these packets available at each flu clinic. We only require one Information Sheet from each family unit, but each person receiving the flu shot will need to submit his or her own flu waiver.
Will the FluMist (intranasal) vaccine be available this year?
There will be limited availability of Flu Must. It will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
*For all medical questions regarding the flu vaccine, please refer to our Flu Newsletter or you can visit www.cdc.gov.