Our office continues to be extremely busy and short staffed. Up to this point, we have not been able to have our usual flu vaccination clinics and have had only one Covid vaccination clinic. Covid vaccination includes the need to be able to reschedule everyone in three weeks for their second shot. This puts an additional burden on available appointment times. We know there is a strong desire for families to get their children vaccinated against both the Flu and Covid and we highly recommend that children be vaccinated against both diseases. To accomplish this, we would suggest the following:
- When your child is in the office for a well visit or a mild sick visit, please have them get the flu vaccine then. Delaying it will put your child at risk and it has been difficult for us to find an additional time slot for them to come back and get the vaccine. At this point, our time slots are completely filled for the remainder of this year.
- Please take advantage of school vaccination clinics as well as local pharmacies for the flu vaccine.
- You can access the RIDOH Portal to schedule your child’s Covid vaccination.
We will reassess things after the first of the year, but for the remainder of this year we are booked for both Flu and Covid vaccinations. We thank you for your patience.