Influenza vaccination clinics have been scheduled at JCH&L Fairbury Clinic and JCH&L Plymouth Clinic. Fairbury Clinic will have front lobby flu shot clinic days on Monday, Oct. 14, and Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 11;30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Plymouth Clinic will have font lobby flu shot clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 22, form 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For these clinics, no appointment is necessary. Bring your insurance card if you want the influenza vaccine to be billed to insurance. Most major insurances and Medicare cover the influenza vaccine. The cost of the influenza vaccine if private pay is $45.
Children 18 and under who are covered by Medicaid can’t get their flu vaccines at these clinics. They must use a clinic which participates in the Vaccines for Children program. The Blue Valley Community Action Immunization Clinic which holds clinics twice a month at JCH&L offers Vaccines for Children immunizations.
Influenza vaccines are available any day the clinics are open, or during office visits. Flu shots on days other than the scheduled front lobby days may require a few minutes wait time.
The Centers for Disease Control recommend annual influenza vaccinations for everyone 6 months and older. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent influenza is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
If you have questions about influenza vaccinations, contact JCH&L Fairbury Clinic at 402-729-3361.