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Register by September 18 for Duneland Seniors' drive-thru flu shot clinic

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In cooperation with Chesterton Walgreens and the Town of Porter Parks Department, the Duneland Seniors are hosting a drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, September 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hawthorne Park, 500 Ackerman, in Porter.

This event is in lieu of the annual Duneland Seniors Health Fair, usually held each August.

This is a mandatory masked event in accordance with Indiana Governor Eric Holcolm's mandate which has been extended for another month.

Members of the Duneland Seniors and their spouses or significant other, are being offered the opportunity to receive a preventative flu shot, given by Walgreens pharmacists, without leaving their vehicle.

There is no out-of-pocket charge for a flu shot for the seniors if they have Medicare or private insurance. Seniors are reminded to please bring their Medicare and insurance card with them. Seniors will be receiving a registration form in the mail with their September newsletter and are encouraged to have that form completed prior to arrival.

Any Duneland Senior who needs additional registration forms are to call Rob Wojciechowski at 989-708-9016 so additional forms can be mailed to them.

There will be two different flu shots available; one shot for those 65 years and older, the other is for anyone under the age of 65.

After receiving their flu shot, seniors are required to remain on-site, in their vehicle, for a 15-minute mandatory observation period so the pharmacist can monitor for any potential adverse reactions.

If you would like to receive your flu shot at our 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.

Unfortunately, all September regular Duneland Senior Wednesday meetings are canceled. However, there will be a drive-by collection of pop/beer can pull tabs and plastic bottle caps at the Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic event. So it would be a good time for seniors to empty their collected items.

Seniors age 55 or over or retired can join the Duneland Seniors. A monthly newsletter has been sent to the membership during this unprecedented Covid-19 quarantine.

If anyone has questions and would like to join, please contact Jerry Flatz at 219-926-3968.


Posted 9/4/2020




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