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It's that time of the year again! We will be offering some walk-in flu clinics and some scheduled flu clinics this season. Like last year, The Center for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” vaccine or Flumist, should not be used during the 2017-2018 flu season due to reduced efficacy. As a result, we will again only be offering the flu shot.

SATURDAY CLINICS:
Saturday 9/9 - walk-in flu clinic Centennial 8am-12noon
Saturday 9/16 - walk-in flu clinic Parker 8am-12noon
Saturday 9/23 - walk-in flu clinic Parker 8am-12noon
Saturday 9/30 - walk-in flu clinic Littleton 8:45am-12noon
Saturday 10/7 - walk-in flu clinic Parker 8am-12noon
Saturday 10/14 - walk-in flu clinic Centennial 8am-12noon
Saturday 10/21 - walk-in flu clinic Centennial 8am-12noon
Saturday 10/28 - walk-in flu clinic Littleton 8:45am-12noon
Saturday 11/4 - walk-in flu clinic Centennial 8am-12noon
Saturday 11/11 - walk-in flu clinic Centennial 8am-12noon
Saturday 11/11 - walk-in flu clinic Littleton 8:45am-12noon

WEEKDAY CLINICS:
Thursday 9/7 - scheduled flu clinic Parker 4:30pm-6:30pm
Thursday 9/7 - walk-in flu clinic Centennial 3:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 9/27 - walk-in flu clinic Centennial 3:30pm-6:30pm
Thursday 9/28 - scheduled flu clinic Parker 4:30pm-6:30pm
Tuesday 10/3 - walk-in flu clinic Centennial 3:30pm-6:30pm
Thursday 10/12 - scheduled flu clinic Parker 4:30pm-6:30pm
Tuesday 10/17 - walk-in flu clinic Centennial 3:30pm-6:30pm
Thursday 10/19 - scheduled flu clinic Parker 4:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 10/4 through Wednesday 11/1 - walk-in mini flu clinics at Littleton from 2pm-6:30pm.
 
Have you wondered if your child could be prone to type 1 diabetes or celiac disease? Patients of Greenwood Pediatrics are eligible to participate in a research study by the University of Colorado and the Barbara Davis Center. Your child can be screened during business hours at any of our three locations.
Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a respiratory illness that begins with mild cold symptoms and progresses to a severe cough. The cough comes in spasms and is sometimes characterized by a high-pitched whooping sound followed by vomiting. Classic pertussis lasts several weeks with some cases lasting 10 weeks or longer. Pertussis is most severe when it occurs in the first 6 months of life, particularly in those who are unimmunized or who are born prematurely. Older siblings and adults with mild symptoms are an important reservoir of infection for young children and infants. Pertussis is diagnosed clinically and confirmed with laboratory tests. 

Treatment: 
While antibiotics have minimal effect on the course of the illness once the classic whooping cough has begun, they are recommended to limit the spread of the illness. Confirmation of the illness by a medical provider helps guard against the overuse of antibiotics in the setting of a viral illness and subsequent development of organisms that are resistant to antibiotics. 

Control measures: 
All household contacts of young infants should receive a pertussis vaccine booster. Others who are unimmunized or under-immunized should complete the recommended schedule of immunizations (see our website for the recommended vaccination schedule). Household contacts and other close contacts of those who have been diagnosed with pertussis should receive prophylactic antibiotic treatment to prevent transmission of the disease. Students and school staff with a confirmed diagnosis of pertussis should be excused from school until they have completed a five day course of antibiotic therapy. 
Learn more about managing your child's illness.
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