Drive Thru Flu Shots

Beloit Memorial Hospital would like to make getting a flu shot as easy as possible. To accommodate those who may have physical limitations, or are just in a hurry, they are now offering “Flu Shots to Go”. Yes, drive-thru flu shots now make life even easier. On Tuesdays, November 7th and 14th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Occupational Health and Sports Medicine Center at 1650 Lee Lane in Beloit will offer shots-on-the-go for adults.

“This is the first time we have offered the drive-thru flu vaccinations and I don’t know of anyone else in Wisconsin or Illinois who is doing it,” states Cindy Groves, Clinical Manager of Beloit Memorial Hospital’s Occupational Health Center. “We have a facility that can accommodate this new service and thought it would have great appeal to adults who have difficulty getting in and out of cars. It also emphasizes that flu shots are important and even those who don’t think they have time to get one, can no longer use that as an excuse.”

Who needs a flu shot? Those who are at high risk of having serious flu complications including children ages 6-59 months (not available at the drive-thru), pregnant women, people over 50 years of age, those with certain chronic medical conditions, and those in nursing homes. Also, it’s a good idea for people who care for those at high risk or anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu.

The new drive-thru flu shot clinic requires no appointment and is for two days only. Shots are $30 each and payable by Medicare if you bring your card. For more information, please call 608-364-4666.

For those of you who would prefer an office visit rather than the drive-thru option, the Janesville Family Health Center and the West Side Medical Center are offering flu vaccines starting November 1 on a walk-in basis. Flu shots are offered on specific days in Janesville and Darien, so please call for the schedule. Both Medical Centers are affiliated with Beloit Memorial Hospital.