FHN Announces 2014 Flu Shot Clinics

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

FREEPORT (WIFR) -- 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 $40.

If you’re over 65, you will receive a high-dose version of the vaccine ($52). 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.

Children can only be immunized if a written prescription from a physician indicating dosage is presented. 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 or visit www.fhn.org.

This year’s clinics include:

October
9 1 – 3 p.m. Mest Manor, 525 3rd Avenue, Savanna
10 9 a.m. – noon Carroll County Senior Center, 306 N. Main, Mt. Carroll (BP)
12 10 a.m. – noon First Lutheran Church, 301 S. Clay, Mount Carroll
14 9 a.m. – noon Golden Meals, 524 W. Stephenson St., Freeport – rear entrance (BP)
17 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Doll Apts. Community Room, Lena Living Center, 1010 S. Logan, Lena
19 8 – 10 a.m. Faith United Methodist Church, 1440 S. Walnut, Freeport
21 10 a.m. – noon Wesley Chapel, 201 S. Hickory Street, Shannon
23 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Liberty Village Estates, 2080 Navajo Drive, Freeport
28 9 – 11 a.m. Oakley Courts, 3117 Kunkle Boulevard, Freeport
30 2 – 4 p.m. State Bank, 1718 Dirck Drive, Freeport

November
1 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran School library, 1964 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport
2 10 a.m. – noon St. John’s Lutheran Church, 229 S. First Street, Pearl City
4 9 a.m. – noon St. John’s Lutheran Church, 625 Country Lane, Lena
5 1 – 3 p.m. State Bank, 100 Ill. Route 75, Davis
6 8:30 – 11 a.m. Lake Summerset office, 1202 Lake Summerset Road, Davis
6 1 – 3 p.m. Sullivan’s Foods, 703 N. Elida Street, Winnebago
7 9 a.m. – noon Carroll County Senior Center, 306 N. Main, Mount Carroll (BP)
8 9 a.m. – noon Sullivan’s Foods, 217 Chicago Avenue, Savanna
13 3 – 6 p.m. Sullivan’s Foods, 2002 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport
14 1 – 3 p.m. Sullivan’s Foods, 201 Dodds Drive, Lena
14 4 – 6 p.m. Sullivan’s Foods, 103 W. North Avenue, Stockton
20 1 – 3 p.m. State Bank, 215 S. Main Street, Pearl City

December
3 9 a.m. – noon Carroll County Senior Center, 306 N. Main, Mount Carroll (BP)
4 9 – 11 a.m. Senior Resource Center, Lincoln Mall, 1237 W. Galena Ave., Freeport

(BP) indicates a site with a free blood pressure screening in addition to the flu shot clinic.


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