Mansfield Family Practice has been providing quality medical care for the families of Northeastern Connecticut for over 35 years. Our professional staff consists of four physicians, a nurse practitioner, two physician assistants, all of whom are board certified. We pride ourselves on the personalized care we provide to patients of all ages.

 

 

 

 

 

Influenza Information Page

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 The Centers for Disease control recommends that everyone six months and older gets the vaccine.  Mansfield Family Practice schedules flu vaccination clinics. These clinics start in the first week of October. Please visit the News page on this website for the latest details or click here. 


 
General information on flu shots:

According to the CDC there are priority groups for immunization. However, vaccine is available for anyone wishing to reduce the likelihood of developing influenza illness. 
 

Who Should Get Vaccinated:
In general, anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu can get vaccinated. However, it is recommended by ACIP that certain people should get vaccinated each year. They are either people who are at high risk of having serious flu complications or people who live with or care for those at high risk for serious complications. During flu seasons when vaccine supplies are limited or delayed, ACIP makes recommendations regarding priority groups for vaccination. 
 

People who should get vaccinated each year are:

  • Children aged 6 months up to their 19th birthday
  • Pregnant women
  • People 50 years of age and older
  • People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
  • People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
                 a. Health care workers
                 b. Household contacts of persons at high 
                 risk for complications from the flu
                 c. Household contacts and out of home
                 caregivers of children less than 6 months
                 of age (these children are too young to be
                 vaccinated)

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For additional information go to the CDC website for influenza information (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/)  

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