The first public flu shot clinic of the season in Salina is scheduled for this week.
According to the health department, a drive-thru-or walk-in clinic will be held on Wednesday at the 4-H Building from 11 am till 6 pm.
Cost is $30, payable at time of injection. Receipts will be available.
Persons with the following health plans, who bring their cards, may be covered:
BC/BS; Medicare Part B; Medicaid; KanCare (Sunflower KS, Amerigroup, & United Community Healthcare KS); Private Medicare Advantage Plan C (ex: Humana Gold, Secure Horizons, Pyramid Today’s Options, Advantra Freedom, etc.)
New vaccine this year covers four kinds of Flu, insted of just three. Some providers may be giving the vaccine with only three protective components, so it is important to check before you have your flu shot.
The Health Department will use the trivalent (3-type) vaccine for children ages 6 months up to 3 years. Adults and children 3 years old and older will receive the quadrivalent (4-type) vaccine for ALL flu shots.
Officials say that it is important for everyone 6 months of age and older to get a flu shot every year. The flu vaccine is specially reformulated every year to protect against the types of flu most likely to circulate this year.