Home Health United to offer flu shots
Are you ready for flu season? Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory disease that can lead to serious complications, hospitalizations or even death. Anyone can get flu, even healthy people, and vaccination is the single best way to protect yourself and your family against influenza.
Home Health United is holding public flu immunization clinics at locations all over south central Wisconsin. Upcoming clinics in the area include:
Tuesday, October 29th, 8:30am-12:30pm at Fitchburg Senior Center (5510 Lacy Rd)
Flu shots cost $30 and are covered by Medicare Part B and Medicaid. Medicare and Medicaid recipients MUST present all of their insurance cards at the clinic. Cash, check, VISA and MasterCard are also accepted. All immunizations are administered by nurses.
For those who do not want injected vaccine, FluMist®, an intranasal vaccine, is available for healthy people ages 2-49. Cost for intranasal vaccine is $32. A high dose vaccine is available for $50.
Annual influenza immunization is necessary because the influenza virus changes from year to year. The flu vaccine you got last year wasn’t designed to fight the virus strains in circulation this flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the flu vaccine as the first and most important step in preventing flu.