December means holidays, cold weather, parties, snow, sweaters, coats, gloves, hats, and .......FLU
Really, before the true Winter weather kicks in call us and schedule your families Flu vaccine. We can do your children of course, but did you know we can also do the parents too? As long as we take your insurance we can give you the Flu shot.
To keep you and your children safe it is best if the whole family is immunized against Influenza.
Don't like shots? Don't worry, We also have plenty of the Flu Mist! The Flu Mist looks like a shot, but there is no needle. Instead it is a spray that is inhaled.
Currently there are different reports on the effectiveness of the Flu Mist, some saying it is actually more effective than the Flu Shot, but others saying it may not be as effective against the H1N1 Strain of Flu. Luckily, the H1N1 strain is not prevalent this year and the inhaled influenza may be more effective on the strains that are prevalent. Either way it is best to be immunized against the Flu, not just for yourself but also to help protect the people around you.
As there are some reports of shortages and places running out of the Flu vaccines, we currently have a plentiful supply of both the Flu Mist, the Flu Shot and even the Pediatric dose of the Flu shot for those under 3 years of age. Both our Beacon office and our New Windsor office can schedule you, your children, your entire family for either of the Influenza vaccines. Dr. Bernardez can explain the plusses and minuses of each form of the Flu vaccine.