Flu shots offered in Fayette Nov. 2

Written by David Green.

A walk-in clinic for adults is scheduled Tuesday at the Fayette Opera House and from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Evergreen Community Library in Metamora.

Ample flu vaccine is expected this year, said Mike Oricko, health commissioner at the Fulton County Health Department.

“This year there should be plenty of vaccine available for everyone 6 months of age and older. There are no restrictions anymore as to who can receive vaccine.”

The cost of the flu shot is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages six months through 18 years, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay. Hi-dose flu vaccine will cost $35 per dose but for those with Medicare Plan B coverage, the cost will be billed to Medicare. Medicaid will be accepted. 

If you have an insurance plan that replaces your Medicare B, you should consider receiving your vaccination through your health care provider to assure coverage. Most private physicians also offer seasonal flu shots to their patients.

FluMist, an intranasal flu vaccine, will also be offered to healthy individuals between the ages of 2 and 49 years. This may be of interest to those who want to protect themselves from the flu but fear getting a shot. The cost of the FluMist is the same as the flu shot.

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