Get Your Flu Shot at One of FHN's Drive-Through Clinics!

You know you should get a flu shot... but you’re so busy! This year, FHN can help, with our new drive-through flu shot clinics!

Simply drive up to one of our special clinics in Freeport, and we'll be waiting outside for you. You won’t even have to get out of your car!

Drive-through flu shots will be available at the FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive in Freeport:

4 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 17
8 – 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21

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 (covered persons MUST present the Medicare HMO card instead of the Medicare card for the billing process).

Individuals age 18 and under cannot be vaccinated at the drive-through clinics.

Immunizations may be paid for by cash, check, or credit card. 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.

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.

Listen to FHN President and CEO Mark Gridley talk about this year's flu season on Dial-A-Doc.

View our schedule of community flu shot clinics.

Keep Your Germs to Yourself

Getting immunized against influenza is your best shot at staying healthy this season, but the Centers for Disease Control has some additional tips for good health:

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Practice other good health habits: Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.