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2020 Influenza Vaccine

Flu vaccines have arrived. Please call (417) 882-1600 to schedule a nurse visit for your children.

Influenza vaccine to protect against influenza infection is now available.  This vaccine consistently helps prevent infection and complications from infection every year.  We strongly recommend this vaccine for most children.  This season’s flu vaccine is simpler than in past years with just one type for all children age 6 months and older.  Any child 6 months to 9 years old receiving flu vaccine for the first time will need two doses a month apart.


In an effort to limit exposure of the coronavirus to our patients we are adjusting our scheduling.  At this time we are scheduling our healthy children for well exams in the mornings, and our sick children in the afternoons.   To protect our families we have eliminated our waiting area, at check-in you will be immediately directed to your room.  When your visit is over you will exit through a door that opens to the hallway. We hope your family is staying healthy and safe!


Effective March 19, 2020: Walk In Clinic and all walk-in visits are closed until further notice.  Please call the office at 417-882-1600 to schedule all appointments.


2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We are closely monitoring the information and updates associated with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We currently are not able to test for coronavirus in our clinic. If you are concerned that your child has coronavirus or has been exposed to coronavirus, call before coming in to the clinic and we can help direct you. You may also find helpful information from the following sources:
The CDC website continues to be the most updated and reliable source of information: cdc.gov/coronavirus
The AAP recently posted this helpful summary: 2019 Novel Coronavirus

In the meantime, here are some ways you can protect yourself, your family and our community:

  • We encourage good hand washing with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Teach your children to cover their coughs and sneezes with their arm or elbow.
  • If you or your family are sick, please follow common precautions like staying home from work and school. You should avoid being in public settings unless you need to seek medical care.
  • If you have traveled to an area with a recent outbreak and feel ill, or have specific concerns that you may have contracted coronavirus, please call and notify the office so we can help plan any health care needs according to the evolving guidelines.

Want to know more? Information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus is evolving daily. For the latest updates, please check the CDC link above and please don’t hesitate to call if you have any specific questions or concerns.