Influenza (flu) is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Getting the flu vaccine not only protects you, it also protects the people around you including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness, like babies and young children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions.
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) is offering seasonal flu shots to the general public during upcoming flu shot clinics.
The schedule includes:
Oct. 5, 9-11 a.m., The Bellevue Hospital, 1400 W. Main St., Building 1, Suite E (in the medical building behind the hospital)
Oct. 11, 5-7 p.m., The Bellevue Hospital, 1400 W. Main St., Building 1, Suite E (in the medical building behind the hospital)
Oct. 19, 10 a.m. – Noon, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 147 W. Forest St., Clyde
Flu shots will be available for individuals ages 18-64. Cost is $31.00 for the regular vaccine. A high dose vaccine for those ages 65 and older is $71. The shots will be fully covered for those with Medicare Part B or Medicare Advantage cards only. Those who are eligible must present their Medicare Part B/Medicare Advantage card prior to receiving their flu shot. No Medicaid or private insurance will be accepted to cover the cost of seasonal flu shots. Cash, check or Medicare Part B/Medicare Advantage Cards only.
The flu vaccine does not cause the flu and pregnant women should consult their doctor before receiving the seasonal flu shot. Also, anyone who is allergic to eggs should not receive the vaccine.
Appointments and walk-ins will be accepted. To schedule an appointment, call 419.483.4040, Ext. 6610.