Adults and children (8 and older) may get their annual flu shots without leaving their car outside Carle Tuscola from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 3.
This is being offered as a convenience at the Carle facility location of 301 East Southline Road.
High dose flu shots will be available only for individuals 65 years of age and older. Parents of children who are part of the Vaccines for Children program need to schedule a flu vaccination with the child’s health care provider.
Carle requires a mask for anyone over the age of 2 at the drive-through clinic. Also, please remember clothing worn should provide easy access by medical personnel to an adult arm, or a toddler’s thigh.
No appointment is necessary at the community flu clinics. Carle Physician Group patients may choose direct billing and must bring their clinic number and insurance card to do so. Medicare patients must bring their Medicare cards for direct billing. Non-Medicare or non-Carle Physician Group patients should be prepared to pay at the time of service.
Seasonal flu shots cost $40; high-dose flu shots cost $70. Carle will not offer nasal FluMist.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends flu vaccines for persons age 6 months and older.
Flu shots can also be given by your Primary Care provider. For more information, call the Carle flu hotline at (217) 326-5000 or visit carle.org/flu.