Flu, pneumonia vaccination clinics in Columbia City provided by Parkview
Parkview Home Health & Hospice will host a series of flu and pneumonia vaccination clinics throughout northeast Indiana this fall. The initiative is possible with support from Parkview Whitley Hospital’s Community Health Improvement program.
Times, dates and locations in Columbia City are listed below:
Parkview Whitley Hospital Auditorium
Each Tuesday, Oct. 14 – Dec. 2, 1 – 3 p.m.
(No clinic Nov. 11)
United Methodist Church
605 N. Forest Parkway
Friday, Oct. 24, 8 – 11 a.m.
Whitley County Senior Center
710 Opportunity Drive
Friday, Nov. 14, 1 – 3 p.m.
If individuals have proof of traditional Medicare Part B or Medicaid, there will be no out-of-pocket expense. If individuals have a Medicare HMO, any deductible or co-payment will be billed to them. If individuals have any other insurance or no insurance, the out-of-pocket expense will be $21 for flu shots and $35 for pneumonia shots. Payment will be expected at the time of administration. Cash and personal checks will be accepted.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that individuals wanting to reduce the risk of contracting the flu should get a flu vaccine. Several groups are considered to be at higher-risk for serious complications from the flu and should get a vaccine. They are adults 50 years of age and older, individuals with chronic medical conditions, people living in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, and individuals living with or caring for people who are high-risk for complications, such as health care workers and in-home or daycare providers of children less than six months of age.
For more information, call the Parkview Flu & Pneumonia Information Line at 800-727-8439, ext. 37985 or visit the community health improvement page at www.parkview.com.