FREEPORT, Ill., Oct. 9, 2017 — Influenza (flu) is a serious disease that can make healthy people very sick, and endanger the lives of people with weakened immune systems. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months receive a flu shot this year.
FHN is making the process a bit easier with a set of drive-through flu shot clinics – there’s no need for patients to leave their car, even to receive the shot. FHN will have curbside staff to help patients fill out forms and pay for their immunizations and nurses to administer the shots.
Two drive-through flu shot clinics will be held at the FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills at 1010 W. Fairway Drive in Freeport:
4 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17
8 – 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21
Adults under 65 years of age will get a quadrivalent vaccine that protects against 4 strains of influenza for $28.
Those over 65 will receive a high-dose version of the vaccine ($62). There will be no out-of-pocket expense if you are covered by Medicare Part B (please present Medicare card) or a Medicare HMO accepted by FHN (covered persons MUST present the Medicare HMO card instead of the Medicare card for the billing process).
Individuals age 18 and under cannot be vaccinated at the drive-through clinics.
Immunizations may be paid for by cash, check, or credit card. Please note that these prices are only available at these flu shot clinics; other rates may apply in FHN offices. No other insurance coverage can be accepted at these flu shot clinics, and per government regulations, no Medicaid cards can be accepted at these locations.
Persons with allergy to eggs or the flu vaccine, those with an illness accompanied by a fever or depressed immune system should not receive the flu immunization at these locations.
For more information on FHN’s curbside flu shot clinics and other community flu shot clinics, visit www.fhn.org.
FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 22 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational and chiropractic health services, dental care and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.