We are certainly in the middle of cold and flu season. We are seeing influenza, bronchiolitis, sore throats, fevers and the common cold. If you have concerns about your child call the office for questions and appointments. Please wash your hands, stay home when you or your child is ill and try to not spread the germs around. Stay healthy.
We have filled all the appointment slots for the flu clinic on October 22. We don’t currently have any other clinics scheduled. We will keep you updated with any new clinics scheduled here on this website. Thanks for checking.
We have filled up October 8 flu shot appointments, so we have opened another clinic on October 22. We still haven’t seen any cases of flu yet, so a good time to get your vaccine.
Here is our phone number to call and schedule your appointment- 303-673-9030
We will have another flu vaccine clinic on October 8 from 8 AM to 10:30 AM. Please click the link below to schedule your appointment on the web portal. Thank you.
We are now scheduling flu shots. Currently, September 24 from 8-10:30 is the only date available. We will schedule more as vaccine and staffing becomes available. If you already have an appointment scheduled for a well visit, please ask for your flu vaccine at that time. There will be no FluMist available this year. The CDC has recommended not using it because it hasn’t been effective.
Recently the ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) made the recommendation that FluMist shouldn’t be used this year. It hasn’t been as effective the past 2 flu seasons. There were no bad effects or complications from using the vaccine. Initially it seemed to be more effective especially in children. The thought is that some formulation changes, maybe around incorporating H1N1 has changed the effectiveness. We will not be providing FluMist vaccine this year because these recommendations. We do hope to have flu vaccine available in September. Please check back for updates on when we are scheduling flu clinics. Here is a link to the CDC media release for more information.
We get lots of questions about sleep. Sleep is very important for development, health and behavior. Not enough sleep will lead to health problems like more frequent illness and obesity. Behavior problems like attention difficulties, concentration difficulties and mood disorders can be a result of poor sleep as well. Here is the recommended amount of sleep by age.
Recommend amount of sleep by age
Infant (<1 year) – 11-18 hours including naps
1-3 years – 12-14 hours including naps
3-5 years – 11-13 hours including naps
6-12 years – 10-11 hours/night
13-18 years – 8.5-9.5 hours/night
December 5 we are doing a FluMist for children older than 3 and shots for children less than 3 flu vaccine clinic. We are still limited by nationwide shortage of flu vaccine this year. We are expecting more FluMist soon. We will schedule more flu vaccine clinics as we have vaccine available. Please schedule an appointment through the portal (click here to schedule) or call the office to schedule. We do not have any flu shots available for older than 3 years old available. Thank you for your patience.