The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. We recommend the flu vaccine for anyone with a chronic medical condition, age over 50, all children and pregnant women, and anyone else who wants to protect themselves each year.
We start flu vaccination in the fall each year, and continue through the flu season.
Please note: We are still waiting for the children’s flu vaccine so are only booking adults at this time. We expect the children’s flu vaccine by the end of September and will update our website when we receive it.
We offer the following flu shot clinics on weekdays and Saturdays:
- Tuesday, September 22 2pm to 5pm
- Saturday, September 26 10am to 1pm
- Wednesday, September 30 11am to 3pm
- Tuesday, October 6 1:30pm to 4:30pm
- Wednesday, October 14 2pm to 6pm
To schedule your flu shot, please call the office at 878-1008 or send us a message from your patient portal.
To help prevent the spread of flu:
- Cover you cough.
- Wash your hands often and well.
- Keep yourself healthy with rest, exercise, and eathing healthy foods.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Stay home if you get sick.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
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It’s Lyme Disease prevention time again.
- Lyme disease is caused by infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, a type of bacteria called a spirochete. The infection is transmitted by the bite of a black-legged tick, known as the deer tick.
- Using a repellent (always follow manufacturer’s directions) during outdoor activities, and checking your skin for ticks after being outdoors are the best ways to prevent tick bites.
- In most cases, an infected tick must be attached for at least 36 hours in order to transmit Lyme disease.
Do I need to be seen?
- If the whole tick has been removed and was on for less than 36 hours, the answer is usually no.
- If you were unable to remove the whole tick or if it was on 36 hours or longer, then, yes you should call for an appointment.
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Rebecca Joyce, MD will be joining Evergreen Family Health starting in September, and is accepting NEW patients’ appointments now. Dr. Joyce is a native Vermonter who is delighted to be returning to the green mountain state!
To learn more about Dr. Joyce click here .Read More