Starting Monday October 11, we will be providing flu shots to patients older than 18. Please call to schedule a flu shot appointment. First come, first served!
On Monday October 18, we will be providing flu shots for ALL patients including children and adolescents. Please call to schedule an flu shot appointment. First come, first served! Remember that egg allergy does not require any special precaution when you get a flu shot.
If you have had an allergic reaction to the flu shot itself, you must see your allergist before we give you a flu shot.
Finally, you may get your COVID (at another site, such as a pharmacy) and flu vaccines on the same day if that is most convenient for you.
We get many questions about the COVID vaccine and hope this post will answer yours.
At this time we are not offering the Covid Vaccine in our offices, but please check back to our website for any further updates.
As you know, vaccines in Connecticut are offered in phases depending on your risk group. As of this writing (1/18/21), we are in Phase 1B. Phases 1A and 1B candidates can be viewed here. Continue to check the Connecticut Department of Health web site and pay attention to local newscasts for updates.
The next group to be eligible will include people younger than 75 with high risk conditions identified by the CDC here. Keep checking this site for updates.
When you are eligible, you will be able to sign up for a shot appointment through the CT Department of Health Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS).
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE: Do not try to sign up until you are eligible. DO NOT LIE on the VAMS as getting a vaccine before you are eligible might prevent someone at higher risk than you from getting vaccinated.
According to current guidelines, virtually EVERYBODY can get the vaccine without special precaution and should be observed for 15 minutes. This includes all patients with allergy (including anaphylaxis) to food, medication, venom, aeroallergen sensitivity, and even those with idiopathic anaphylaxis.
People with a history of anaphylaxis to another vaccine or any INJECTABLE medication should get the vaccine and be observed for 30 minutes afterwards.
The ONLY patients who should not be immunized are those who have had anaphylaxis to a component of the COVID vaccine (of which there are few that are RARE allergens or NOT allergens. The most common of the very rare allergens is polyethylene glycol). The vaccine DOES NOT contain any food derivatives or other medications including neomycin.
Please try to schedule your allergy shot appointments on line. Your best bet might be to go through the “Patient Center” on this web site. The link is towards the top of our home page. Unfortunately, the app for you phone is not dependable.
If you are over due for your injections, please call a day or so in advance to let our nurses know you will be coming back in. They will have time to make sure your the proper vials (right concentration) are prepared before you arrive so you will have a much shorter wait and improve your social distancing.