Dec. 13, 2021:
We finally have confirmation of our flu vaccine shipment from the Vaccines For Children (VFC) program. This program provides vaccines, including influenza, to practices in Colorado for families who have Medicaid insurance or no health insurance coverage.
We have never had a delay this long with our flu shipment and we have been reaching out to VFC several times a week to find out why. They are also in charge of COVID vaccine distribution and we believe that because they were so busy with COVID, they had major delays with shipments of flu vaccine.
Thank you for your patience with this.
We are now scheduling flu vaccine for patients with Medicaid insurance. If your child has a Wellness Visit soon, they can receive their flu vaccine then. We are also setting up flu clinics beginning this Wednesday, December 15th and Friday, December 17th. Call our front desk to schedule at 720.583.4470 option 1.
Flu vaccine is recommended for all patients 6 months and older.
Sept 12, 2021: We received our first shipment of flu vaccine last week and are planning vaccine clinics over the coming months
Helping protect against the flu decreases the chance of a weakened or recovering immune system coming in contact with the novel coronavirus.
As in past years, some children will need 2 doses. If your child is 8 years old or younger and has not received at least 2 doses of the flu vaccine at any time prior to July 1st, 2021 then 2 doses are recommended this flu season. Those doses need to be at least 4 weeks apart
Our upcoming Saturday flu vaccine clinics will be Saturday 9/18 , 9/25, 10/2 from 10am-1pm. More Saturday flu clinics will follow and will be announced here. You can call our office to schedule 720.583.4470.
We are also offering flu vaccine Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call our office to schedule 720.583.4470
To help make these visits as efficient as possible, please download the consent form and fill one out for your family
We have not yet received our shipment of flu vaccine for families covered by Medicaid or health share plans. We will send notification when flu vaccine is available for those families. Influenza usually begins to circulate in the community no earlier than October. More commonly, flu season begins in November.
Parents can receive flu shots at HIP this year. For parents who would like a flu vaccine, please let the schedulers know when you are setting up the appointment for your child. Bring your insurance card with you so we can confirm your information and bill your insurance. There are no co-payments for flu vaccines. To ensure adequate supply for our patients, we will not be offering flu vaccine for grandparents or other relatives at this time.
If your child has a well visit soon, they can receive the flu vaccine at that appointment. Parents can receive their flu vaccines at that time as well. Please bring your insurance card and check in with the front dest to ensure that they have your updated information.
Vaccines in office: In order to safely and efficiently administer the flu vaccines, we will be giving them in the office
All our COVID precautions for the office are in place
Families will call on arrival and wait in their vehicle until called
Temperatures will be checked prior to entry
We would ask that anyone with a temperature above 100.3 or any cough, congestion, sore throat or recent exposure to someone with COVID-19, reschedule for a flu vaccine at another time. Thank you for your patience as we work to keep everyone safe.
We use only the preservative free version of the flu vaccine