We are happy to report we received our first shipment of flu vaccine this week, and will begin vaccinating our patients and their families immediately. We will be using an online vaccine scheduling system this year. To book an appointment, please follow this link. Please note that although the link leads to a landing page that says "Capitol Medical Group Pediatrics," it can and should be used for both pediatric and adult patients and their families. There is not a separate scheduling modality for adults. Please also note that each person being vaccinated must have their own appointment – we will not be able to vaccinate those who arrive without an appointment. Appointments are currently available to be booked through Saturday, October 16th. We will be adding many additional days to the schedule as more vaccine arrives in the coming weeks. We anticipate conducting flu clinics through mid-November.

We will again be using a drive-up vaccine strategy this year, utilizing the building's parking lots. Flu clinics will occur Tuesdays through Fridays from 9am-3:45pm in the first of the two underground parking levels, and Saturdays from 8am-3:45pm in the second of the two underground levels. Families will be directed where to park, have their appointments checked off, fill out a simple form, receive their vaccines at the car, and drive away. Last year most families found this process to be both more efficient and less anxiety-provoking for the children than coming up into the office. Administering flu vaccine will be the sole activity of these drive-up clinics. The nurses will not have other vaccines available to administer, nor will they be equipped to perform testing of any kind.
 
Patients who are coming into the office for an appointment with a provider, such as a well visit, will be able to receive flu vaccine at that time if they wish. The exception is during our early morning "Before Hours" walk-in hour for sick children – we do not have enough nursing staff during Before Hours to administer flu vaccine.