Wayne Memorial Hospital's Home Health Department and the Area Agency on Aging in Wayne County will offer a flu shot clinic from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, Commercial Street, Honesdale.
A "flu shot" contains an inactivated vaccine (killed or dead virus) that is given with a needle, usually in the arm. The flu shot is approved for use in people older than 6 months, including healthy people and people with chronic medical conditions.
Flu shots are covered by some insurance plans, including Medicare, Blue Cross, Geisinger Health Plan and First Priority. Have your insurance information available on the day of the clinic. If you have to pay for a vaccine, the private pay charge will be $5.
No flu shots will be offered at these clinics to children.
The Dept. of Health will be offering low or no cost shingles vaccine. You are eligible to receive the vaccine if you are underinsured (your insurance does not cover the vaccine); or uninsured (no insurance). Contact the PA Dept. of Health at 570-253-7141 if you have questions.
For more information, such as specific directions to a site, you may contact the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging at (570) 253-4262. Please visit us online: http://aging.co.wayne.pa.us
For information, call 570-253-4262 or visit aging.co.wayne.pa.us.