McDonough District Hospital issued the following announcement on Sept. 20.
The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. McDonough District Hospital Home Health Care is sponsoring community flu shot clinics at various locations throughout the month of October. The schedule, in chronological order, is as follows:
|10-11 a.m.||Lafayette Square||100 W. Jefferson S.t, Macomb|
|Thursday, October 3||9-11 a.m.||Citizens Bank
A Division of Morton Community Bank Member FDIC
|127 S. Side Square, Macomb|
|10-11:30 a.m.||Courtyard Estates||1201 N. Cole St., Bushnell|
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
|Table Grove State Bank
Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Bushnell
Macomb City Hall
|121 S. Broadway, Table Grove
484 East Main St., Bushnell
232 E. Jackson St., Macomb
|YMCA Senior Center
Grand Prairie Assisted Living
|400 E. Calhoun St., Macomb
1307 Meadowlark Ln., Macomb
|Wednesday, October 16||9-10 a.m.
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
|Colchester Senior Center
Blandinsville First Christian Church
Bushnell Recreation & Senior Center
|114 W. Depot St., Colchester
230 W. Washington St., Blandinsville
300 Miller St., Bushnell
|9-11 a.m.||American Legion||221 E. Washington St., Macomb|
The Centers for Disease Control recommends age appropriate vaccination for the flu. Two flu vaccines will be available, one for ages 18-64 and another for ages 65 and older. MDH will offer flu shots to anyone 18 years of age or older. Anyone under the age of 18 should contact their primary care provider. Participants are asked to wear a short sleeve shirt as all shots are given in the upper arm.
There is no out-of-pocket charge to the Medicare Part B recipient. Persons with Medicare Part B must present their Medicare card, and MDH will bill for this service. The flu shot is $35 for those ages 18-64, and for anyone 65 and older it's $60. Participants may pay with cash, check, or credit card, including Mastercard, Visa, and Discover.
For more information about the MDH Home Health Care sponsored community flu shot clinics, go to “Classes & Events” on the MDH website or call MDH Home Health Care at (309) 836-1544.
Original source can be found here.