Monday, June 27, 2016

Mom Docs helping Moms on the go -- a great website

     I am more than happy to point families to other doctor's awesome websites. One of those that is well worth checking out is "Mom Docs helping Moms on the go", a blog on St. Louis Children's Hospitals website. It is located here and I recommend it!

Flu Vaccine Update for 2016-2017 Season

     We were made aware in the third week of June 2016 that the Centers for Disease Control was officially recommending that for the 2016-2017 flu season that only the flu shot be given, not the Flu Mist. This is based on the protection for the last few seasons. In these studies, the flu shot was much more protective than the Flu Mist. Although this information contradicts what we had been told from past years, the study was so convincing that it will greatly change what we do for the upcoming flu vaccine season.
     As of now, the last week of June, we anticipate only stocking and giving the flu shot. The Flu Mist may be used again in the future. We will keep you updated about this issue here and on our Facebook page in the coming months.
     We feel as distressed about this as many of you will feel.