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N3- There’s nothing like autumn. It’s the time of year to capture all the things the season brings. Time to go to a local football game, take in some fall colors, do a little apple picking, visit a corn maze, get a flu shot…
Yep. Get a flu shot.
We are on the cusp, I fear, of that time of year when the flu bug begins its attempt to meander its way through our community.
So here is a bit of info sent to us by those ever-vigilant folks at our Health Department.
District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) is helping communities prepare for the upcoming flu season by offering flu vaccines to children, adults, and seniors. Flu season is unpredictable - even healthy people can become seriously ill. The best way to protect you and your family against influenza is to get an annual flu vaccine and the time to do so is now.
The following are walk-in flu clinics – no appointment necessary:
Location: Croton American Legion
Address: 6812 S. Croton Dr., Newaygo MI 49337
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Location: Grant Township Hall
Address: 1617 E. 120th, Grant MI 49327
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church
Address: 714 Hillcrest Ave, Fremont MI
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
You can also schedule an appointment for a flu shot at DHD#10.
Location: District Health Department#10
Address: 1049 E Newell St., White Cloud MI 49349
Time: 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.
The cost for the seasonal flu vaccination without insurance is $37. High dose and preservative-free flu shots are available for $42.
Many health insurance plans now cover the cost of flu vaccines. If not, DHD#10 may be able to help through Vaccines for Children (VFC) or other programs. DHD#10 will bill Medicare or Medicare Health Plans (only for flu, pneumococcal, and PCV13 vaccinations), Medicaid, Medicaid Health Plans, Priority Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network (excludes Mercy Partnered Plans), Cigna, McLaren Commercial, ASR, TRICARE and United Health Care with an insurance card present at the time of appointment. It is important to be aware of your insurance benefit rules.
For more information, call DHD#10 at 231-689-7300 or visit www.dhd10.org/locate-flu-clinic.
Make plans. We need you healthy and no one wants you down and out during the holidays.
The time to prepare, as the DHD#10 peeps put so eloquently, is NOW!- N3