Durango Urgent Care is giving vaccinations to children age 9 and older as recommended flu treatment in the Durango, Colorado area. (Children who are 8 and did not receive a dose last year, need 2 this year so they need to see their pediatrician)...
Durango Urgent Care is giving vaccinations to children age 9 and older as recommended flu treatment in the Durango, Colorado area. (Children who are 8 and did not receive a dose last year, need 2 this year so they need to see their pediatrician)
Durango Urgent Care is using the “regular” flu vaccine which is good in general for everyone, even those that are >65 yrs old. We will not be carrying the high dose. If someone >65 has multisystem issues and want the high dose vaccine, they should consult their Primary Care MD.
Per CDC Guidelines, Routine influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and older with vaccination efforts focusing on delivering vaccination to persons who:
- are aged 6 months–4 years (59 months);
- are aged 50 years and older;
- have chronic pulmonary (including asthma), cardiovascular (except hypertension),
- renal, hepatic, neurologic, hematologic, or metabolic disorders (including diabetes mellitus);
- are immunosuppressed (including immunosuppression caused by medications or by human immunodeficiency virus);
- are or will be pregnant during the influenza season;
- are aged 6 months–18 years and receiving long-term aspirin therapy and who therefore might be at risk for experiencing Reye syndrome after influenza virus infection;
- are residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities;
- are American Indians/Alaska Natives;
- are morbidly obese (body-mass index is 40 or greater);
- are health-care personnel;
- are household contacts and caregivers of children aged younger than 5 years and adults aged 50 years and older, with particular emphasis on vaccinating contacts of children aged younger than 6 months; and
- are household contacts and caregivers of persons with medical conditions that put them at higher risk for severe complications from influenza.
For more information visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the San Juan Basin Health Department websites.