By Outer Banks Voice on October 11, 2020
The Dare County Department of Health & Human Services has announced Flu Clinics for Fall 2020. The clinics will be by appointment only, to prevent overcrowding and encourage appropriate physical distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals who wish to schedule an appointment can call 252.475.5003 and select option #2 for the clinic.
Clinics will be available on the following dates and locations:
“We are strongly encouraging individuals to get their flu vaccine this year in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” commented Dr. Sheila Davies, Director of Health & Human Services. “A combination of both viruses, or one after the other, may be extremely detrimental for your health, respiratory health and overall ability to recover. People who can avoid the flu will also help reduce the burden on our health care system which is already stressed by COVID-19. Additionally, the more individuals who get their flu vaccines, the better we are able to protect our vulnerable populations.”
Free vaccine is provided for all children ages 6 months to 18 years who have Medicaid, do not have insurance or their insurance does not cover vaccinations. Insurance claims will be filed for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medcost, Health Choice, Tricare, or Medicare. Otherwise, the cost of the flu shot is $35.00.
For more information on the Flu and Flu Vaccine visit www.darenc.com/flu or call 252.475.5003.