(Cleveland)- – District 2 Public Health wants to make getting a flu vaccine easier for county residents by providing fast and easy flu shots while they remain seated in their cars. Every year since 2007, the district has provided an opportunity to avoid the flu and drive-thru for a flu vaccine. Natasha Young, Public Information Officer for District 2 said in an email, White County Health Department will host its drive-thru flu clinic at Cleveland Worship Center on October 12th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Young says, individuals who would like to receive their flu shot at the drive-thru must be 18 and older, must remain in their vehicles, and are asked to wear a mask.
This year, the four-in-one quadrivalent vaccine will serve as the regular flu vaccine and will protect against four different strains of flu, both A and B strains of the influenza viruses. The high-dose vaccine, which is also a quadrivalent vaccine, will be available for persons 65 and older.
The flu vaccine will be administered at no cost to anyone who has Medicare, Medicaid, and most commercial insurances.
If an individual chooses to pay out of pocket, the cost is $30 for the regular flu vaccine and $66 for the high-dose.
Getting vaccinated against the flu is the best thing you can do to protect yourself and others from illness.
The fastest and easiest way to avoid the flu is to drive-thru your local health department and get your flu shot
To learn more about how to protect yourself against the flu visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/