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Has anyone ever given flu vaccines at clinics or ran a clinic. Just wondering what to expect as I signed up to do a few, and have never done this type of nursing. It sounds like fun, but a lot of paperwork? What kinds of problems should I be on the lookout for, and any other advice you have. Thanks.
I do this every year at the office I work for. We ussually have a"clinic" time set up. Three different times and dates. One each for Medicare, Medi-Cal (like Medicaid) and Private pay (most insurances do not pay for flu shots)
We charge $15. We have a booklet for each group of insurances. Each person has to print and sign their name. If they have Medicare or Medi-Cal they must include their ID #. Next to it I chart the site inj and manufac, and lot, exp.
The clinics are generally "crazy" you stick-um and call the next one. I recommend getting the spot bandages, they are the easiest to deal with.
Many people worry that the Flu shot will make them sick. Some people have some side effects, but nothing like if they were to really get the flu. Others complain of a read tender area after the shot, but most have no side affects at all. Unless things have changed, the flu shots have chicken embros in them and should not be given to those that are allergic to eggs.
Make sure you do not give your shots too early, you want it to last the whole flu season.