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:
|1||9 – 11:30 a.m.||Lake Summerset Office, 1202 Lake Summerset Road, Davis|
|2||1 – 3 p.m.||Sullivan Foods, 201 Dodd's Drive, Lena|
|2||4 – 6 p.m.||Sullivan Foods, 103 W. North Avenue, Stockton|
|4||10 a.m. – noon||St. John's Lutheran Church, 229 S. First Street, Pearl City|
|5||9 a.m. – noon||Fitness Lifestyles, 641 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport|
|6||9 a.m. – noon||St. John's Lutheran Church, 625 Country Lane, Lena|
|7||1 – 3 p.m.||State Bank, 100 Ill. Route 75, Davis|
|8||3 – 6 p.m.||Sullivan Foods, 2002 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport|
|9||9 a.m. – noon||Carroll County Senior Center, 306 N. Main, Mount Carroll|
|10||9 a.m. – noon||Sullivan Foods, 217 Chicago Avenue, Savanna|
|11||8 a.m. – 10 a.m.||Faith United Methodist Church, 1440 S. Walnut, Freeport|
|14||1 – 3 p.m.||Sullivan Foods, 101 E. Highway 64, Mount Morris|
|5||9 a.m. – noon||Carroll 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.