Flu vaccine is here!
Dr. Hirsch as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) strongly recommend that everybody be vaccinated against the flu, especially young children and infants age 6 months and older.
- WALK-UP INDOOR FLU CLINICS – NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED: To ensure our families have easy and convenient access to the flu vaccine we will schedule multiple indoor walk-up clinics with morning, afternoon, weekday, and weekend clinics! No appointment is needed. See below for our clinic schedule.
- Your child and siblings may still receive the flu vaccine at their previously scheduled check-ups.
- For most patients there is no additional charge for the flu vaccine.
SEPTEMBER CLINIC DATES
Saturday, September 17th: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thursday, September 22nd: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
** Monday, September 26th : MCPS NO SCHOOL DAY** 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (closed 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
OCTOBER CLINIC DATES
** Wednesday, October 5th: MCPS NO SCHOOL DAY** 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (closed 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
Saturday, October 15th: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thursday, October 20th: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday, October 24th MCPS NO SCHOOL DAY** 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (closed 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
NOVEMBER CLINIC DATES
Wednesday, November 2nd: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
** Tuesday, Novermber 8th: MCPS NO SCHOOL DAY** 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (closed 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
Thursday, November 17th: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- Flu vaccine (quadrivalent preservative free) is available. As of 11/07/22 we are out-of-stock for the nasal spray vaccine.
- Children ages 6 months through 8 years who have never received the flu vaccine before will need 2 doses separated by 1 month. Children who are at least 9 years old will only need 1 dose regardless of previous vaccination history.
- You may get the flu vaccine at any time before or after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Please send us a message ahead of time if your child will be getting a COVID vaccine at our flu clinic.
- Parents of current patients can also receive the flu vaccine at Hirsch Pediatrics as an in-network benefit (usually covered at 100% by your insurance).
- Questions about why you should get the flu vaccine and typical vaccine side effects risks? Click here for the CDC Flu Vaccine Information Statement.