Drive-thru flu shot clinic set for Saturday

Staff Report

ROCKSPRINGS — With flu season approaching, the Meigs County Health Department will begin giving flu shots on Saturday during its first “Drive-thru Clinic.”

The Meigs County Health Department offers the flu vaccine to those aged 6 months through adulthood.

Saturday’s clinic will offer flu shots to the public, but also provide a training for health department officials for a potential emergency situation.

The clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Meigs County Fairgrounds.

”This, our very first drive-thru clinic, will serve as an ‘exercise’ to help us with our emergency preparedness plan and practice an effective manner of vaccinating a large amount of people in a short time period,” wrote Director of Nursing Leanne Cunningham in a column for the Sunday Times-Sentinel.

For those who cannot attend the clinic on Saturday morning, administration of flu shots at the MCHD on Tuesday, Oct. 10 between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and other days by appointment.

Please bring your insurance or medical card with you to the clinic. The cost for a private pay flu shot is $37 for those under age 65 and $61 for those aged 65+. There are a very limited number of flu shots available for those with no insurance coverage, which will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

Please contact us at 740-992-6626 if you have any questions.

Staff Report