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Flu shots available from the comfort of your vehicle offered Wednesday, September 23

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During these days of social distancing, frequent and thorough hand washing and wearing masks when we leave the safety and comfort of our homes, the very thought of heading out for something as important as the annual flu shot might make people hesitate and want to remain at home.

During the year of the novel coronavirus and Covid-19 getting a flu shot is one of the most effective ways to help each of us remain healthy and live well. To help provide this important health aid, a Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic, offered from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, at Porter’s Hawthorne Park.

The inaugural Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic is being presented by the Duneland Seniors, Walgreens Chesterton and the Town of Porter Parks Department, to provide all participants with a low-contact, minimal interaction experience, which is especially important for those at higher risk for Covid-19.

All residents of the greater Duneland Community are being offered the opportunity to receive a preventative flu shot, given by trained and experienced Walgreens pharmacists, without leaving your vehicle.

There will be two different flu shots available; Fluzone High Dose Quad or Fluad Quad for those 65 years and older and one shot available for those under the age of 65.

There is no out of pocket charge for a flu shot if you have Medicare or private insurance. Please be sure to bring your insurance card with you.

To pay out of pocket for your flu shot, you can pay by personal check (made out to Walgreens) or cash. The cost for the ‘Senior Shot’ for those 65 and older is $72.99, or $40.99 is the cost of the regular flu shot, for those under the age of 65.

On-Site Monitoring

After receiving your flu shot at this clinic you will be required to remain on-site, in your vehicle, for a 15 minute mandatory observation period so the pharmacist can monitor for any adverse reaction.

Boxed lunches will be provided by Residences at Coffee Creek, and can be enjoyed, on-site, in your vehicle, during the mandatory 15-minute observation period.

If you would like to receive your flu shot at this inaugural Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic, please confirm by Friday, September 18, with either Cathy Ellis at 219-510-4861, or Rondi Wightman at 219.617.1136.

To expedite the process, you can pick up your Flu Shot Registration Form at Walgreens Pharmacy (walk-in or drive thru) and complete before your arrival on Wednesday, September 23. Be sure to bring your Medicare card, private or other insurance card or payment with you.

If you have questions for the pharmacist, contact Walgreens Chesterton 219-395-8583 and ask for Allison or Miranda.

You do not need to be a senior citizen to participate. This opportunity is open to anyone of any age--we look forward to seeing you there!

Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Hawthorne Park, 500 Ackerman Drive, Porter.


Posted 9/10/2020




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