FHN Offering Flu Shot Clinics Throughout Northwest Illinois

FHN will offer seasonal flu shots to the public again this year at a series of clinics scheduled throughout northwest Illinois. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is again recommending "universal vaccination" for everyone 6 months of age and older.

If you are an adult under 65 years of age, you will get a quadrivalent vaccine that protects against 4 strains of influenza for $28.

If you're over 65, you will receive a high-dose version of the vaccine ($62). There will be no out-of-pocket expense if you are covered by Medicare Part B (please present Medicare card) or a Medicare HMO accepted by FHN (list available at each location – covered persons MUST present the Medicare HMO card instead of the Medicare card for the billing process).

Immunizations may be paid for by cash or check payable to FHN. Please note that these prices are only available at these flu shot clinics; other rates may apply in FHN offices. No other insurance coverage can be accepted at these flu shot clinics, and per government regulations, no Medicaid cards can be accepted at these locations.

Because of federal guidelines to prevent identity theft, everyone must present a photo ID to receive an immunization.

For their own safety, children should be immunized at their regular healthcare provider's office. Persons with allergy to eggs or the flu vaccine, those with an illness accompanied by a fever or depressed immune system should not receive the flu immunization at these locations.

For more information, call FHN Community Services at 815-599-7437.

Listen to Margie Kochsmier, MSN, RN, CMSRN, FHN Infection Control, discuss what you can to do prevent and treat the seasonal flu on Dial-a-Doc.

This year's clinics include:

FHN 2018 Flu Shot Clinics

19 – 11:30 a.m.Lake Summerset Office, 1202 Lake Summerset Road, Davis
21 – 3 p.m.Sullivan Foods, 201 Dodd's Drive, Lena
24 – 6 p.m.Sullivan Foods, 103 W. North Avenue, Stockton
410 a.m. – noonSt. John's Lutheran Church, 229 S. First Street, Pearl City
59 a.m. – noonFitness Lifestyles, 641 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport
69 a.m. – noonSt. John's Lutheran Church, 625 Country Lane, Lena
71 – 3 p.m.State Bank, 100 Ill. Route 75, Davis
83 – 6 p.m.Sullivan Foods, 2002 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport
99 a.m. – noonCarroll County Senior Center, 306 N. Main, Mount Carroll
109 a.m. – noonSullivan Foods, 217 Chicago Avenue, Savanna
118 a.m. – 10 a.m.Faith United Methodist Church, 1440 S. Walnut, Freeport
141 – 3 p.m.Sullivan Foods, 101 E. Highway 64, Mount Morris
59 a.m. – noonCarroll County Senior Center, 306 N. Main, Mount Carroll

Indicates a site with a free blood pressure screening at the flu shot clinic site. Blood pressure screenings are available to anyone free of charge.