District Health Department No. 10 hosting flu clinics

LAKE COUNTY — District Health Department No. 10 is helping communities prepare for the upcoming flu season by offering flu vaccines to children, adults, and seniors.

Flu season is unpredictable, and with COVID-19 still spreading, it is more important than ever to protect you and your family against influenza by getting an annual flu shot.

This year, DHD No.10 will be offering the COVID-19 vaccine along with the flu vaccine. In Lake County, DHD No.10 is hosting flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the following locations:

• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at St. Ann’s Senior Center, 690 E. 9th St., Baldwin.

• 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Baldwin Community School, at 525 4th St., Baldwin

The cost for the seasonal flu vaccine without insurance is $37. High dose and preservative-free flu shots are available for $46. The COVID-19 vaccine is free. Please bring your insurance cards and your driver’s license with you.

Many health insurance plans now cover the cost of flu vaccines. If not, DHD No. 10 may be able to help through Vaccines for Children (VFC) or other programs. DHD No. 10 can bill the following: Medicare, Medicare Health Plans, Medicaid, Medicaid Health Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Blue Care Network (excludes Mercy Partnered Plans), Priority Health, McLaren Commercial, ASR, United Health Care, and TRICARE with an insurance card present at the time of appointment. It is important to be aware of your insurance benefit rules.

Note: Medicare can only be billed for Flu, Pneumococcal, or PCV13 shots.

If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled clinics, you can call 888-217-3904 to schedule your flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine at our office. For more information on the flu, visit www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm.