Receiving the influenza vaccine is the best protection against the flu. Southdale Pediatrics wants to help make it easy to get your family immunized.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months of age and older get the flu shot. Children under 9 years of age being vaccinated for influenza for the first time require two doses of the vaccine at least 4 weeks apart. If a child under 9 years of age did not receive at least two prior doses of seasonal flu (before this season) in their lifetime, then two doses of flu vaccine will be required this season. Anyone 9 years of age or older only require one dose of the flu vaccine. Flu vaccine is not approved for children under 6 months of age.
Please note: Southdale Pediatrics will not be offering intranasal (FluMist) vaccine this season
Schedule your flu shot now!
**Due to high call volumes and wait times, we encourage you to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a flu vaccine appointment. Please include names and birth dates of those who would like a flu shot, and we will call you back to schedule!
Southdale Pediatrics wants to protect your family from the flu! We are now scheduling flu shots for your entire family by appointment only. Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering our walk-in flu clinics this year.
There are two ways to schedule a flu shot
- Call (952) 278-7000
- Through our patient portal
We will be offering daytime, evening, and weekend flu shots at all three of our locations beginning in September. Patients will be screened for COVID and have their temperature taken upon arrival to our clinic. If your child is ill or has had a test for COVID in the previous two weeks, we will ask you to reschedule.
Masks are required in our clinic and we will enforce social distancing to keep us all safe!
If your child has a doctor’s appointment with us, they can receive the flu shot during their visit.
Can parents get flu shots at Southdale Pediatrics?
Yes! We know that more parents are working from home and may not be able to receive their flu shots at their workplace or regular clinic. We want to make this easy for your family to get your flu shots in one place. We encourage parents to check their insurance to make sure that care at Southdale Pediatrics is within their network. Two ways for parents to schedule a flu shot:
- Request an invite to our patient portal for yourself. Once you set-up your account, you will be able request your own appointments in the same way you can schedule your child.
- Call our main scheduling line: (952) 278-7000
Our child has a check-up this fall at Southdale Peds. Can other family members get their flu shots at the same time?
We welcome parents and siblings to get their flu shots when they are in clinic for another doctor appointment. For additional family members that would like to receive a flu shot, we ask that you send an email to email@example.com or call the clinic you will be visiting prior to your child’s appointment. This will allow us to check your family in more efficiently when you arrive for your appointment.
*A consent is required for each patient receiving the shot