Important Things to Note:
Flu vaccines are now available. The CDC recommends anyone 6 months or older receive a flu vaccine.
We have the quadrivalent flu vaccine, which offers broader coverage against the flu, including the high dose for those 65 and older.
If you are an established patient, we are offering Telehealth appointments, please call 317-708-2839.
For the safety of our patients and staff, it is mandatory for all patients and visitors to wear a facial covering.
Although it wasn't clear how effective masks would be early on, the data is now very clear. They do make a big difference. We recommend facial coverings at all times when in public.
- Please only come by yourself for your care if appropriate and if at all possible.
- If bringing your child for care, please leave siblings at home if at all possible.
*We are following current guidelines - We ARE OPEN and seeing NON-SICK patients, at least for now. ALWAYS check our website for updates on any closings, as this will have the most up to date information. If you are sick and you are an established patient, we are offering Telehealth appointments; please call the office.
We as a practice continue to do the same as we always have; washing our hands, using hand sanitizers, disinfecting areas, etc.
- We are however using stepped up protocols to reduce risks.
- When coming for an injection or infusion, practice social distancing in the waiting room. We have hand sanitizer in every office at check in.
- Staff will be wearing a mask when directly interacting with you in close proximity such as when you are given injections, having your arms checked, being brought back to an exam room, etc.
We remain open in an attempt to keep our patients as healthy as possible. Our goal is to reduce risks of going to the ER or an urgent care. Our goal is to continue to minimize the need for medications such as oral steroids that might suppress your immunity. By maximizing asthma, allergy, and sinus health, we hope to reduce risks of complications from infections, including Covid-19.
Indiana has now begun scheduling anyone 16 years and older for a COVID19 vaccine.
Please follow the link below to find a vaccination site.
Click on "Find a Vaccination Site" at the top of the page.
You will be taken to a map of all 92 Indiana counties. Click on a vaccine option for your county and then follow the registration prompts.
The speed and success of COVID-19 vaccine development has only been possible due a long history of breakthroughs in science and technology. This should be celebrated around the world. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines appear equal in overall efficacy and safety. One is not recommended over the other. As the vaccination process across the nation continues, there will be ongoing reports of potential side effects. These reports should be monitored by the appropriate authorities, but must not be taken as proof of causality. When millions of people are being vaccinated, a variety of events will happen after the vaccine; this does NOT automatically mean the vaccine had anything to do with those events.
Dr. Hubbard is recommending all adults receive the COVID-19 vaccine unless there is an allergy to one of the ingredients in the vaccine. If someone has had a significant reaction to a vaccine in the past, they should make an appointment to discuss with their medical provider. There is nothing unusual in the vaccine contents; obviously if anyone is allergic to any of the ingredients, they need to avoid the vaccine until they've discussed it with a medical provider. If someone has a history of anaphylaxis due to any allergen at all, Dr. Hubbard is recommending they have their epinephrine auto-injector with them at the time of the vaccination. At this time, there is insignificant data to consider a history of allergies or reactions in general as an absolute contraindication to the vaccine.
The most common side effects of the vaccine include headache, injection site pain, fatigue, muscle aches, and occasionally a fever. These appear to be more common with the second dose. The second dose is critical however to build full immunity. Whichever vaccine you receive, you should receive the same vaccine for your 2nd dose.
We do not yet know how long immunity will last, or how effective it will be to prevent transmission. Everyone should still follow precautions, including wearing a mask in public.
If someone has already had COVID-19, a vaccine is still recommended. There aren't specific recommendations regarding the timing, but I would personally consider waiting 2-3 months after you have fully recovered prior to receiving the vaccination.
How does payment for the vaccine work? Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given at no cost. However, vaccination providers will be able to charge an administration fee for administering the shot. Vaccine providers can have this fee reimbursed by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.
Welcome to Allergy & Asthma Care of Indiana with offices conveniently located in Carmel, downtown Indianapolis, and Greenfield.
Dr. Hubbard is board certified in the field of Allergy and Immunology. He attended the IU School of Medicine prior to completing his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology in Wisconsin in 2005. He has humbly been voted a “Top Doctor” in Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology multiple years by his physician peers per independent research by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
We realize you have many options in choosing a specialist, be it for your loved one or for yourself. Our entire team is ready to earn and keep your trust. In trying to make an informed decision, you should be aware that not all local providers treating allergies and asthma are board certified. Board certified allergists like Dr. Hubbard undergo rigorous specialty training, and dedicate their careers to the specialty. When deciding who to place your trust in, whomever you choose, be sure to choose a board-certified allergy specialist.
Our entire team sets the bar high in allergy and asthma care, and we want you to be comfortable with every aspect of your care, whatever your age.
We love to see patient lives and health improved and restored; it is our passion.
We care for patients of all ages for a variety of conditions, including food allergies, eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), sinusitis, nasal polyps, urticaria (hives), contact dermatitis, chronic cough, eosinophilic diseases including eosinophilic esophagitis, recurrent infections, and others.
We are happy to answer any questions you have; just give us a call at (317)708-2839.