Wake County will kick-off weekly drop-in flu vaccination clinics today, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Public Health Center, 10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh.Flu vaccines will be available at the Public Health Center each Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the weekly clinics, people can also schedule an appointment to receive a flu vaccine by calling the regional centers.
This year’s flu vaccine will protect against seasonal and H1N1 flu and will be available in both nasal spray and shot forms. Flu vaccine is recommended for everyone older than 6 months of age. High dose flu vaccine will be available for people over 65 years of age.
The cost for a flu vaccine (shot or nasal spray) is $30. High dose flu vaccine costs $60. Payment is expected at the time of service. Wake County accepts cash, checks, Medicare Part B, Medicaid, Blue Cross and Blue Shield and North Carolina Health Choice. Clients with Medicare HMOs or other insurance should bring an insurance card and will be required to pay for their flu vaccine at the time of service.
There is no charge for people in the following groups:
· Uninsured, pregnant women
· Children who qualify for the federal government’s Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program.
To qualify for vaccines under the VFC program, children must be younger than 19 years of age and at least one of the following:
· Medicaid recipient
· American Indian or Alaskan Native
Additional one-time clinics will be held at the following times and locations. No appointments are necessary for these events.
|Thursday, October 17, 3-7 p.m.||Northern Regional Center
350 E. Holding Avenue, Wake Forest
|Thursday, October 31, 3-7 p.m.||Eastern Regional Center
1002 Dogwood Drive, Zebulon
|Thursday, November 14, 3-7 p.m.||Southern Regional Center
130 N. Judd Parkway, Fuquay-Varina
|Thursday, November 21, 3-7 p.m.||Western Wake Human Services Center
150 Cornerstone Dr., Suite 100, Cary