Due to the shortage of Pentacel and Dtap, we are only able to order a certain amount of each type of vaccine a month. To prevent us from running low or out we have been ordering our maximum amount vaccine since we were notified in early spring. Due to the number of well visits and babies seen in August we are now extremely low on these vaccines. Pentacel is given at the 2, 4, 6 month appointments. Dtap is normally given at the 15 month and 4 year visits. The manufacture was notified last week of our critical levels and we are in process to be approved for an additional shipment. However, we have not received a date of when we will receive more or how many we will be approved for. We have called around to other local offices to see if we could purchase some from them. They are running out as well. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we will keep you updated to the status as we find out. We can either put you on a waiting list to come back in for immunization only appointments or we can do it at their next scheduled visit with the provider.
Thank you for your patience and understanding,
-Bruce Martin, M.D. and Staff
Please read more about the shortage on the CDC website here.