2017-2018 Flu Season Information
The 2017-2018 flu season is quickly approaching and we want to make sure all of our patients are well-informed and properly vaccinated. Please check back with us as we will be updating this page regularly throughout this year’s flu season.
* Flumist will not be available this flu season per CDC recommendations
|Location / Vaccine Source||0.25mL (6 mo. – 3 yrs)||.5mL (3yrs & older)||Updated|
|Memorial / Commercial vaccines||Available||Available||9/13/17|
|Memorial / VFC vaccines||Available||Available||9/13/17|
|Cypress / Commercial vaccines||Available||Available||10/2/17|
|Cypress / VFC vaccines||Available||Available||10/2/17|
|Katy / Commercial vaccines||Available||Available||9/13/17|
|Katy / VFC vaccines||Available||Available||9/13/17|
|Fairfield / Commercial vaccines||Available||Available||9/13/17|
|Fairfield / VFC vaccines||Available||Available||12/11/17|
|Woodlands / Commercial vaccines||Available||Available||9/13/17|
|Woodlands / VFC vaccines||Not Available||Not Available||9/13/17|
*All flu clinic dates listed below are Saturdays from 8AM-1PM. Please note that our Memorial and Cypress flu clinics are reserved for patients of those offices, respectively. All Blue Fish patients should receive their flu shots at their respective locations.
Memorial: 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18
Cypress: 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21
Katy: No Flu Clinic
Fairfield: No Flu Clinic
Woodlands: No Flu Clinic
Where can I get my flu shot?
For logistical reasons, patients can only receive their flu vaccine at the same location as their PCP (Primary Care Provider).
When can I get my flu shot?
Each office has its own protocol for when flu shots are available. Please see your respective office’s Flu Newsletter to find out when you can receive your flu shot.
Who can get the flu shot?
All Blue Fish patients and family members living in the same household with patients younger than 6 months old. Additionally, for those offices offering Saturday flu clinics (Memorial and Cypress), 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 (Memorial and Cypress only)?
We have a downloadable flu vaccine packet (PDF) on this flu page (see “Flu Clinic Paperwork” toggle). 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?
No. Per CDC recommendations, we will not be giving FluMist vaccines this flu season.
*For all medical questions regarding the flu vaccine, please refer to our Flu Newsletter or you can visit www.cdc.gov.