Amherst Pediatrics Flu Clinic

We are happy to announce the opening of our flu clinic for the 2020-21 flu season. This year, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the importance of being immunized against influenza cannot be overstated. Please make sure your family and friends get vaccinated early.

 

Our Flu Clinic: How It Works

 

Please be aware that flu clinic appointments MUST be scheduled through the MyChart patient portal, and cannot be scheduled over the phone.

 

If you can't find a date or time, please continue to check back via the portal as more dates/times are likely to become available. While we are doing our very best to provide availability for all to our flu clinics, please keep in mind that Amherst Pediatrics may also be affected by the pandemic.

 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

 

Where will I go for the flu clinic?

Flu clinic appointments will occur outside in our patient care tent, located in the top right of the parking lot. Please follow the signs for “Amherst Pediatrics Patient Care”.  Families should remain in their cars. A staff member will alert you when it is time for your appointment.

 

What do I need to do to prepare for the appointment?

It is important to note that patient portal proxy’s and patients 13 years of age and older will receive an email reminder 2 days prior to the flu clinic appointment.  It is VERY important to complete the pre-visit validation along with COVID-19 and flu screening questions. These MUST be completed prior to arrival to the flu clinic.

 

What do I need to know when I reach the flu clinic?

We ask that children ages 6 months to 4 years be in a stroller to allow for easy access to the their left upper thigh where we will administer the flu vaccine.  For children over the age of 5, we will need to have easy access to their left upper arm. Please prepare your child to receive their flu vaccine upon arrival to the flu clinic tent.

 

Can my child still receive the flu vaccine if they have illness symptoms?

Any patient or adult accompanying the patient must be free of symptoms which include fever, chills, body aches, fatigue, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, new headache, or loss of taste or smell. We cannot risk exposure to our staff or families. If you or your child has symptoms, please stay home, cancel the flu clinic appointment by calling the office and request a provider virtual visit for your child, or send a portal message regarding your child’s symptoms.

 

My child needs other vaccines. Can they also receive these vaccines at the same time?

Flu clinics are for flu vaccines only. Other vaccines cannot be provided during flu clinic appointments. Please speak with our office to schedule a visit for vaccines other than the influenza vaccine.

Office Hours
Monday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Friday:8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday:12:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Sunday:12:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Contact Us

Our Address
31 Hall Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Tel: (413) 253-3773
Fax: (413) 256-0215
Email: mail@amherstpeds.com
 

Please note temporary office hours
during the COVID-19 pandemic

Patient Care Hours:
Monday-Friday

8:00 AM - 4:45 PM: In-office and Telehealth visits
4:45 - 7:00 PM: Telehealth visits only

Sat-Sun
12:30 - 3:30
Telehealth visits only

Due to the pandemic, we ask that you please remain at home if you or your child is ill. If you have concerns about how your child is feeling, please contact us by sending a message through this patient portal. The clinicians will be able to respond to you during our regular hours. Calling the office may present a further delay in response times.

The COVID-19 situation is ever unfolding. We are dedicated to the safety of our patients and staff. Please refer to our website for updates on this changing situation.

* Please note: It is our policy that we do not approve referral requests for visits to outside urgent care centers during times that our office is open.

Holidays
We are open for urgent visits only on most Holidays. Our office is closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.