We are out of the FluMist and the flu vaccine for babies. We have a limited supply of the injectable flu vaccine for kids over 3 but that will be used up by end of this week.
I expect more FluMist -but right now only 100 doses-and the preservative free vaccine (kids under 2) in the next few weeks, but at the present time am told that we will not get any more of the injectable vaccine in.
The demand (probably worldwide) is significantly up and outstripping the supply.
We have several times available on Friday, October 9 for flu shots. We have opening between 8am and 11am and 4pm to 5pm. If you have not received your flu shot, call and schedule a time. We will continue to offer the shot through out the next couple months, so if this day does not work, call the office to schedule a future appointment.
Check out these rashes. Scarlet fever, sunburn and burn from an iron. Lessons to learn: sunscreen, do not iron while sitting down, and if your child has a fever and a rash that looks like that, please bring them in.
Quite a few kids with the stomach stuff-pretty sure it is rotavirus-see the video blog for more info on this. Also seeing strep throat and allergy symptoms. The allergies and often associated asthmatic sounding cough hopefully will slow down around the first of June. Remember, any cough and fever that lasts more than a few days needs to be seen.
Also I am pretty excited that I have only one more car payment left. I guess that means it is time to buy a new car, right? I mean that is the American way.
Seeing alot of fever right now-high fever-(103-105) This is a spring time virus. Watch the video blog on fever and check the website for dosage instructions on motrin and tylenol. If fever is the only sign, most often is just virus. If there are other symptoms like cough, congestion or ear pain, certainly then need an appt.
Also alot of allergy symptoms and some asthma like cough right now. As a general rule, if your child is on allergy meds and still having problems, can increase by 50% and see if that helps ie: if taking 1 tsp of a medicine daily, give another 1/2 tsp. Call office if not improving.
Remember, zyrtec is now OTC and is a good choice- 1/2 tsp daily for kids under 2, 3/4 tsp daily up until about 40 pounds, then 1 tsp daily for older kids. Teenagers and adults can take 2 tsp or one tablet. Each tsp has 5mg of zyrtec.
Few cases yesterday and today-hope you had your FluMist/flushot. Glad the video was useful. Anticipate another this weekend-unsure of topic yet-maybe just an overview on The Wire for any newbies :)
In response to a comment: yes I worked at Utica Park Clinic at 91st Memorial from 1998-2003. I do have the Single's soundtrack-Matt Dillon was so funny in that movie. A great song by the Pumpkins-Drown- is on the album, also Alice in Chains-Would- starts out the album. My favorite song by another great grunge group.