Health department holding flu vaccination clinics in Lake County

Last flu season, roughly 3.5 million people in Michigan received a flu vaccine as reported to the Michigan Care Improvement Registry. The state has set a goal of vaccinating a total of 4 million Michiganders for the 2021-22 flu season. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Last flu season, roughly 3.5 million people in Michigan received a flu vaccine as reported to the Michigan Care Improvement Registry. The state has set a goal of vaccinating a total of 4 million Michiganders for the 2021-22 flu season. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

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:    
 
• 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Luther Lions Club, 1003 N. State Street, Luther.

• 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at AMVETS Post 1988, 1959 W. 24th Street, 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 and Medicare Health Plans (flu, pneumococcal, or PCV13 shots), Medicaid, Medicaid Health Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Blue Care Network (excluding Mercy Partnered Plan), 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.  
  
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.