Flu Vaccinations Available
We have Flu vaccines available for all ages, including for children covered under state insurance. We still have Flumist available for parents and children over two with no history of asthma.
Lifeboat Medical News & Events
2009-2010 Influenza Vaccine
Lifeboat Medical Associates is planning to have flu vaccination in our office again this year. We recommend that all children greater than six months of age receive the vaccine yearly. There are two types of vaccines: the injectable vaccine which can be given to all children six months and older, and the intranasal vaccine for those without chronic illness and 2 years of age to 49. We are begining to schedule appointments now. We usually expect to receive vaccine in October; however, please check our website as well as notices posted in the offices before calling to schedule an appointment.
Update on Menactra
Meningococcus (Neisseria meningitidis) is the leading cause of meningitis in children and adults in the United States. Menactra, the newly approved vaccine against meningococcal meningitis, is now being recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for all children from ages 11 through 18 years. Only one dose is necessary.The vaccine may also be considered in patients at high risk due to underlying medical conditions or travel to high-risk areas. Please contact our office if you have questions.