Thursday, October 01, 2020
2020 Flushots. Update. Oct 15- further over 65 vaccine on backorder, next clinic Sat Oct 31, Seasonal flushot vaccine still available during special clinic.
Our order of flu vaccine is arriving on October 11, 2020. A limited number will be shipped and we hope to start immunizing the next day on tuesday, Oct 13, 2020.
Please call the office and book yourself and your immediate social bubble (up to 5 people) at one time. Family members will be eligible to also recieve a shot, but need to produce a valid ontario health card. Vaccine is fully funded by the province. You will need to arrive at the building at least 5 min before your time. If you come early, please wait in your car. If you come late, DO NOT come into the office with other social bubbles. call and get a new time.
Please wear a mask, follow the directional arrows in the clinic and return to your vehicle afterwards. We recommend you wait in your car 10-20 minutes to ensure no allergic reactions emerg.
We will have 2 different types available. Several different manufacturers are involved in the product and produce similar but slightly different products. The strains contained in the vaccine are A(H1N1) and A(H3N2) along with 2 B strains. Influenza A produces more serious disease. As always, it is largely a guess with a dash of hopefull science thrown in that predict which strains are manufactured, so that how effective this years shot will be remains to be seen. We recommend that if you are over 65, or are afflicted with numerous medicals conditions, smoke or have lung problems, then please get a free shot. There is no charge. Those over 65 will recieve high dose flushots.
IF YOU RECIEVED A FLUSHOT IN OUR CLINIC BETWEEN OCT 9-18, 2020.
THIS IS WHICH PRODUCT WAS PROVIDED FOR YOU:
FluLaval TETRA 2020-2021 (GSK) lot 20620214069576 exp 2021 Jun, 3YP93 , 0.5 ml was injected intramuscularly
for those whose are elderly and with immunocompromised systems received.
FLUZONE -HIGH DOSE trivalent split virion. (Sanofi-Pasteur) 2020-2021 lot UJ449AB exp 28 Mar 2021.
Adminitration clinics will be time sensitive. We hope to be able to do your whole social bubble at once. We will be using a specific time slot to ONLY administer flushots. If you are ill or have any respiratory symptoms, please do not use these times to address these issues. It puts the healthy patients in your proximity at risk. We will update as information comes available.