Three types of flu vaccine will be available at this clinic: injectable (shot), FluMist (nasal spray) and the intradermal vaccine. The intradermal vaccine was introduced last year. It is for persons aged 18 to 64 years. The needle is 90% smaller. The nasal spray vaccine is for healthy persons 2 to 29 years of age who are not pregnant.
The fees for the vaccine are as follows: $22.00 the injectable; and $25.00 for the nasal spray and intradermal flu vaccines. The following health insurances are accepted: Medicare (Part B); ConnectiCare; Aetna, and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. People who are covered by these medical plans must bring their cards to the clinic. Persons with other health insurance must pay with cash, check, or credit card. Please note that United Healthcare and other insurance cannot be accepted. Children between the ages of 6-35 months can receive the flu vaccine at no cost, regardless of insurance status. Children between the ages of 36-59 months who are uninsured or on HUSKY can receive the flu vaccine at no cost. Children aged 5–18 years who are uninsured or on HUSKY may receive the flu vaccine for $10.00. No one will be turned away because of inability to pay.
Additional flu shot clinics are scheduled. For the complete schedule visit the Health District’s website: www.pomperaughealthdistrict.org