Shannon Clinic is hosting drive-thru flu and COVID shot clinics on October 7 and 8 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and October 9 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinics will be held in the Foster Field parking lot at the corner of S. Jackson and University Ave.
Flu shots will be available for patients of all ages; families are encouraged to come together to receive their vaccines. The clinic will accept and file insurance, or patients may pay $35 per flu shot. High dose flu vaccines are available upon request and will cost $80. COVID vaccines will also be available for ages 12 and up and will be given at no charge. Patients are asked to bring their insurance card and wear a mask to receive their shot. No appointment is necessary.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people receive their flu vaccine as soon as the vaccine becomes available in their community. Vaccination before December is best since the timing ensures that protective antibodies are in place before flu activity is typically at its highest.
The flu shot is approved for people ages 6 months or older, including healthy people as well as those with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease. The COVID vaccine is available to those ages 12 and above.
For more information, please call Shannon Clinic at 325-481-2226.