The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that with rare exceptions, people age six months and older should get an influenza (flu) shot this year. The Saline County Health Department can help you with that!
The health department’s annual Flu Shot Clinic is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the 4-H Building in Kenwood Park. All persons wanting to participate in the clinic are asked to wear short sleeves.
Additionally, the clinic will be a collection site for old, unused, or unneeded prescription medications.
Both drive-thru and walk-in options will be available, however, the drive-thru option is not available for persons ages 18 or younger. Here’s the scoop on both options from the Saline County Health Department:
- Drive-thru — vehicle entry will be from the south near the water park enrance (dirt parking area).
- Walk-in — enter the 4-H Building through the west doors (facing Tony’s Pizza Events Center)
In case of bad weather, all slu shots will be given inside the 4-H Building.
This year’s vaccine provides protection from four types of flu, the health department noted. Additionally, a high-dose vaccine is available for persons age 65 and older.
The cost of a shot is $38 payable at the time of service. The health department noted, however, that “persons with the following health plans, who bring their cards, may be covered: BC/BS; Aetna; Medicare Part B or Medicare Advantage Plan C; KanCare/Medicaid (Sunflower State Health Plan, Aetna Better Health of KS, United Healthcare Community Plan).”