National Flu Shot Program
PicMed Wellness is the leading provider of onsite vaccinations in the country. PicMed provides flu and from September through January.
Picmed Wellness has the infrastructure, staff, and equipment to support the nation’s largest flu shot clients and biometric screening programs. We provide nationwide flu shot programs that require minimal effort for our clients. Marketing, scheduling, and implementation are all managed by PicMed and our experienced team. Unlike other national vendors we also have the ability to have real-time participation reports for flu shots with our ipad based consent forms and check-in system. There’s no more guessing how many people got the flu shot. You know immediately after the event.
Flu shot options:
- Pediatric Vaccines
- Thimersol Free Vaccine (recommended for pregnant women)
- Intradermal Vaccine
- High Dose Vaccine
Influenza (aka the flu) is a seasonal illness caused by a virus and spread through sneezing, coughing — even breathing or hand-to-mouth contact after touching a surface with the virus on it. Flu symptoms include fever, sore throat, coughs, headache, chills, and muscle aches. Complications can range from ear and sinus infections to pneumonia and even death. Influenza is different from most other vaccine-preventable diseases because the viruses are always changing, meaning that immunity acquired one year may not protect against future influenza viruses. That’s why a yearly vaccine is recommended.
The vaccine: The flu shot contains inactivated influenza virus strains that have been determined to be the strains that will most likely cause influenza illness for that particular year.
The dose: One dose yearly is recommended for children beginning at six months of age. Children younger than nine years of age receiving the vaccine for the first time need two doses at least four weeks apart. Once your child is two years of age or older, he or she may be able to receive the LAIV influenza vaccine — however, any children who had wheezing in the past 12 months or who have underlying medical conditions such as asthma should not receive this vaccine.
Weekly Flu Report
PicMed gets its latest flu reports from the “FluView” at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Click the link below to open a new browser window and see the latest report right now!
Other immunizations provided by PicMed Wellness throughout the year include:
Hepatitis A & B
PPD (Tuberculosis Skin Test)