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Flu

Flu vaccines are here.

 

We will be having Flu Clinic days at each of our 3 locations.

 

HODGES Flu Clinic will be on TUESDAYS from 9am-5pm

CR210 will be on WEDNESDAYS from 9am-5pm

NOCATEE will be on THURSDAYS from 9am-5pm

 

Flu Clinic will be by online waitlist ONLY. Please click the location below ON THE DAY OF the Flu Clinic to first view the current expected wait time and also to join our wait list.  Instead of waiting in our lobby, you will wait from your car or other close by area. Please join the wait list for each of your children and complete the requested form so that our staff can be ready when you arrive. You will receive text a  message from our office when it is time to come inside our location. Any documentation needed for school or daycare will be sent to the email that you enter while registering. 

Location/Insurance Injection FluMist (Intranasal) >2 years
Hodges/Private Insurance
Available
Available
Hodges/VFC
Available
Available
CR210/Private Insurance
Available
Available
CR210/VFC
Available
Available
Nocatee/Private Insurance
Available
Available
Nocatee/VFC
Available
Available

Where can I get my flu shot? 

Flu shots will be available according to the following schedule: 

HODGES Flu Clinic will be on Tuesday from 9am-5pm

CR210 will be on Wednesdays from 9am-5pm

NOCATEE will be on Thursdays from 9pm-5pm

Flu shots may also be given at any scheduled check-up or sick appointment up to the discretion of the provider. 

How do I sign up for a flu shot? 

Flu Clinic will be by online waitlist ONLY. Please visit our website and click on the office location ON THE DAY OF the Flu Clinic to add your child/children to the waitlist. You will get a text message with the expected wait time.   Wait time is based on the number of patients virtually online.  You will be able to track your line in place virtually.  You will get a text when we are ready for your child.  Please note, you will have to enter each child separately on the app. 

What is VFC vs Private?

Vaccine for Children (VFC) is a state program which offers free influenza vaccine to children with Medicaid, Medicaid plans, underinsured or uninsured patients.

Who can get the flu shot?

We are offering the flu vaccine to children > 6 months of age who are registered patients with Rainbow Pediatrics.  New patients to the practice will need to have an appointment with a provider so that we can review all the new patient medical history questions.   

How many flu shots does your practice order?

 Influenza vaccines will be given on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.  

We order influenza vaccines 6 months prior to the influenza season (typically August-March).  The number of vaccine ordered is based on the previous year numbers.   This year, we anticipate more patients wanting the flu vaccine than the number ordered.  Although we have tried to order to meet this demand,  supplies are no longer available.   

What pandemic safety measures will be taken during flu shot clinics?  

For the 2020 flu season, our offices have made the following changes to allow for social distancing while continuing to vaccinate our patients in a timely manner:

  • We have implemented a online wait list system to minimize in-office wait times and the volume of people in the waiting room
  • We designed a COVID office management plan that includes patient flow, triage, treatment.
  • We have dedicated providers exclusively for the flu clinic.
  • Providers will be wearing personal protective equipment. 
  • Rooms are thoroughly cleaned between patients. 
  • We are encouraging families to come to flu clinics with the paperwork already completed (see Flu Clinic Paperwork link).

Is the flu vaccine covered by my insurance? 

Most commercial health plans cover flu vaccines, but it is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to verify their own health plan benefits.

What is the self-pay cost for the flu vaccine?

$50

What should I prepare before my visit? 

Please ensure that you print and sign the Flu Clinic Paperwork prior to your visit. Please refer to your waitlist position and come inside only when prompted. We request everyone over the age of 2 wear a mask or cloth face covering. 

What if my question wasn’t addressed? 

We would be happy to address your question; please contact the office.