Health department offers flu clinics.

November 9, 2021

– DHD #10 photo

Health department offers flu clinics.

HART — District Health Department #10 is helping communities prepare for the upcoming flu season by offering flu vaccines to children, adults, and seniors.

The first clinic is Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Walkerville Wesleyan Church.

“Flu season is unpredictable, and with COVID-19 still spreading, it is more important than ever to protect you and your family against influenza by getting an annual flu shot,” states a DHD #10 press release.

This year, DHD #10 will offer the COVID-19 vaccine along with the flu vaccine. In Oceana County, DHD#10 is hosting flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the following locations:    

  • Walkerville Wesleyan Church: 144 S. 176th Avenue, Walkerville, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2:30–4 p.m. 
  • Oceana County Winter Coat Drive, District Health Department #10, 3986 N. Oceana Drive, Hart, Thursday, Nov. 18, 3–6 p.m. 

The cost for the seasonal flu vaccine without insurance is $37. High dose and preservative-free flu shots are available for $46. The COVID-19 vaccine is free. Bring your insurance cards and your driver’s license with you. 

Many health insurance plans now cover the cost of flu vaccines. If not, DHD#10 may be able to help through Vaccines for Children (VFC) or other programs. DHD#10 can bill the following: Medicare*, Medicare Health Plans*, Medicaid, Medicaid Health Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Blue Care Network**, Priority Health, McLaren Commercial, ASR, United Health Care, and TRICARE with an insurance card present at the time of appointment. It is important to be aware of your insurance benefit rules.  

*Medicare can only be billed for Flu, Pneumococcal, or PCV13 shots.

**Excludes Mercy Partnered Plans. 

 If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled clinics, call 888-217-3904 to schedule your flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine at the DHD #10 office. For more information about the flu, visit https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm.

 

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