Flu Shots Offered at Elder Care’s Drive-Thru Clinic
Published 5:00am October 5, 2021
‘Tis the season for flu shots and Elder Care makes it so easy you don’t even have to get out of your car. The drive-thru flu clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday beginning Oct. 9 through Nov. 13 at 1223 Swan Dr.
The clinic limits four people per vehicle and will be encouraging social distancing and face masks. In the event of inclement weather, the clinic will move inside Elder Care’s building.
The Fluzone High-Dose vaccine will be administered as well as the regular dose, if available. The regular dose flu vaccine is the quadrivalent flu vaccine that protects against four flu viruses: two of type A and two of type B. Participants should discuss vaccine facts with their personal physician.
The Fluzone High-Dose is designed for people ages 65 and older and contains four times the amount of antigen as contained in a regular flu shot. The additional antigen creates a stronger immune response with more antibodies.
Those who qualify under Medicare Part B must present their Medicare of Medicare replacement card. Elder Care will file the claim and no payment will be due for Medicare-qualified participants. No other insurance will be filed. Those who do not have Medicare or Medicare replacement insurance may also get the vaccination by paying the cost of the vaccine. The regular flu vaccine for ages 18 and older is $30. The high-dose vaccine, for ages 65 and older, costs $75.