**Dr. Jayanthan is leaving AIFP**
Due to the declining health of a family member, Dr. Jayanthan is leaving Associates in Family Practice and returning home to Pittsburgh. We wish him well. Dr. Jayanthan’s last day will be October 21, 2019.
Associates in Family Practice is pleased to announce that Rena M. Johnson, M.D. has joined our family. She will begin seeing patients in November 2019 on a part-time basis until she is able to joint the practice full-time at the end of January 2020. Please join us in welcoming her to the practice!
FLU SEASON 2019/2020
We are now administering Flu Vaccines for the 2019/2020 season. A flu clinic is scheduled for 10/22/19 from 7:30 to 5:00
Please call the appointment line to schedule your appointment. We will offer the High Dose Vaccine for patients over 65, Flublok** for patients aged 18 – 64, the Quadrivalent Vaccine for patients 3 to 17 years, and the Pediatric Vaccine for 6 to 35 months. Please ask the staff if you have any questions.
Make sure you and your family stay healthy this year – vaccinate!
**Flublok is the egg free vaccine. Data from the 2017-2018 Flu season indicated that patients who received the Flublok vaccine had higher resistance to the influenza virus and had less instances of contracting the flu. We made the decision this flu season to administer the Flublok vaccine to all patients ages 17-64 years in order to provide as much protection as possible.
If you receive your flu vaccine at a pharmacy or other facility MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST RECEIVING THE QUADRAVALENT VACCINE! Most pharmacies are only offering the TRIVALENT vaccine which is not as effective and provides less coverage.
NO CO-PAYMENT REQUIRED!
2019 HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
May 27, 2019 – Memorial Day
July 4, 2019 – The Fourth of July
September 2, 2019 – Labor Day
November 27, 2019 – Closing at noon
November 28, 2019 – Thanksgiving Day
November 29, 2019 – Thanksgiving Extended Holiday
December 13, 2019 – Closing at 3:30 for Office Christmas Party
December 24, 2019 – Christmas Eve – Closing at noon
December 25, 2019– Christmas Day
December 26, 2019 – Christmas Extended Holiday
December 31, 2019 – New Year’s Eve – Closing at noon
January 1, 2020 – New Year’s Day