OUTDOOR DRIVE THROUGH clinics for flu vaccines are currently completed for the season BUT
you can still get your flu vaccine, in addition to any of your COVID-19 vaccines, in the office!
Please call ahead to let us know when you would like to come!
At East Bay Pediatrics, we highly recommend all of our patients 6 months and older receive the influenza vaccine annually.
We want to make sure our patients are well informed about the influenza virus and how to protect your children from it. Below are some links about the flu virus and the vaccine:
CDC Flu Vaccine Information Statement (VIS)
We offer multiple ways for our patients to receive the flu vaccine: outdoor drive through clinics, in office appointments Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-4pm and vaccines at well child/sick visits. We are confident that we will be able to provide flu vaccines for all of our patients!
In order to receive a flu vaccine, you must sign up in advance.
Outdoor drive-thru clinics at our large side parking lot on the corner of Prince’s Hill Avenue and Anoka Avenue. You will see well-marked entrance/exit signs at the lot to drive in a circle.
We ask that parents keep their children in the car / in their carseat for the vaccine. We may ask you to quickly help hold the child if necessary. All children less than 2 years should wear shorts and older than 2 years should be in a short sleeve shirt. To keep our clinic flow moving, if your child is having a difficult time at the walk up or drive up clinic, you may be asked to reschedule to an in-office visit.
Please note – drive-thru clinics are not for needle-phobic patients. Those patients will likely do better with an in-office appointment.
-All patients under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
-Please schedule separate appointments for each of your children. We will not be able to accommodate any patients without appointments.
-If this is your child's first flu vaccine ever and they are less than 9 year old, PLEASE LET US KNOW AT THE CLINIC. He/she will need a second flu vaccine booster 4 weeks after the first.
-There is no wait time necessary between receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine.
-Unfortunately, we do not have enough supply to vaccinate parents with their children. We have been trying to offer this for our families but thus far it is not possible.
-Is your child allergic to eggs? Most children with an egg allergy are fine to receive the flu vaccine. If you have questions or concerns about this, please talk to your child’s doctor before getting the flu vaccine.
If your child receives a flu shot elsewhere, please send us a message so that we can update their records to reflect that the vaccine was completed.
Stay safe and healthy!