The Centers for Disease Control and prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine is designed to protect against the three main flu strains.
Flu shots will be given at the Home Care building from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning September 1. The flu vaccinations will be given on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary. The Home Care building is located directly behind MedWest Haywood.
“We will continue offering the vaccine until we exhaust our supply” said Beverly Murray, Director of Home Care Services at MedWest Haywood.
The cost of the shots will be $25. Medicare and Medicare Advantage will be accepted with a photo identification card. No commercial insurance or Medicaid will be accepted; however, individuals can pay for the shot and file for reimbursement, Murray said. No shots will be given to anyone younger than 18, she said.
For more information, call MedWest Home Care Services at 452-8292.