A flu vaccine can prevent you from getting sick and protect the people around you. The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older, especially those at higher risk of complications including pregnant women, older adults and young children.
How it works:
• Wear a face mask
• Dress yourself and family members in short sleeved shirts
• Have infants and toddlers dressed in a diaper or shorts
• Stay in your vehicle. Our team will bring your paperwork and then administer the flu vaccine right through your open car window and/or door.
Tips for preparing your child
It's important to stay calm and be patient with your child. No matter how vaccines make you feel, try to look unconcerned and unafraid so your child will feel less nervous. Explain what is going to happen before you arrive at the drive-up flu vaccine clinic. Allow your child to express their feelings and ask questions.
- Use words your child can understand
- Be honest about how it might hurt (a little)
- Explain how shots protect your whole family from getting sick
- Describe clinic staff as friendly helps who keep them healthy
- Reassure them that crying is okay