IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT FLU MIST

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FLU MIST 

2016-2017 INFLUENZA SEASON

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

On June 22, 2016, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended that Flu Mist not be used in the 2016-17 influenza season due to poor effectiveness.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are supporting this recommendation.

PYAM will also be supporting this recommendation given by the ACIP, CDC, and AAP, and has cancelled all orders for Flu Mist.  We are reaching out to our vendors and hope to be increasing our supply of the injectable thimerosal-free influenza vaccine so that all PYAM patients can be vaccinated during the 2016-2017 influenza season.  At this time, we will receive a limited supply of the influenza vaccine this fall, and have been put on a waiting list with several vendors for more vaccine as it becomes available.

We understand that the absence of the Flu Mist is likely to be disappointing for many of patients.  PYAM strongly believes that every child should be vaccinated with the Influenza Vaccine.  Please watch our web site at www.pyam.com and our face book page for updates on the Influenza Vaccine.

Thank you,

PYAM Providers and Staff