BATAVIA, Ohio - The Clermont County General Health District is offering seasonal flu shots at a drive-thru clinic Saturday.
The special clinic will be held from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at New Richmond High School, located at 1131 Bethel-New Richmond Rd.
"The drive-thru flu clinic allows individuals to receive a flu shot without getting out of their vehicles. This is a valuable service to the public, especially for those with disabilities or other issues which prevent them from visiting a walk-in clinic, doctor’s office, or pharmacy,” Clermont County Assistant Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit said. "Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself, your family, and others from seasonal flu."
This will be the last opportunity to receive a flu shot for $15 from the General Health District. Due to the rising cost of vaccines and supplies, the Health District will increase fees to $20 starting Oct. 1. Checks, Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance will not be accepted at the drive-thru clinic and no appointments are needed .
Those on Medicare, Medicaid, or not comfortable with the drive-thru clinic may schedule an appointment to receive a flu shot at the Clermont County General Health District Nursing Division by calling 735-8400.
Participants will remain in their vehicles for the entire process. Those seeking a flu shot should wear clothing that allows easy access to the upper arm.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone six months and older receive a seasonal flu shot, especially people who are considered high risk for developing complications from the flu.
For more information about the flu or if you would like to fill out your vaccination form in advance online, visit the website www.ClermontHealthDistrict.org or call the Clermont County Flu Hotline, at (513) 588-5121.
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