Freeport, Illinois — FHN will offer seasonal flu shots to the public this year at a series of clinics scheduled throughout northwest Illinois. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is again recommending “universal vaccination” for everyone 6 months of age and older.
For adults aged 18-64, this year’s flu shot will be given with an intradermal needle, which is 90 percent smaller than the traditional needle used in a flu shot. It is injected just under the skin, and provides an immune response similar to the regular flu shot, which is injected into the muscle.
If you are an adult under 65 years of age, you will get a quadrivalent vaccine that protects against 4 strains of influenza for $40.
If you’re over 65, you will receive a high-dose version of the vaccine ($57). 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 (list available at each location – covered persons MUST present the Medicare HMO card instead of the Medicare card for the billing process).
Immunizations may be paid for by cash or check payable to FHN. 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.
Because of federal guidelines to prevent identity theft, everyone must present a photo ID to receive an immunization.
Children can only be immunized if a written prescription from a physician indicating dosage is presented. 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, call FHN Community Services at 815-599-7437.
This year’s clinics include:
6 1 – 3 p.m. Mest Manor, 525 3rd Avenue, Savanna
7 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Lena Living Center, 1010 S. Logan, Lena
9 9:45 a.m. – noon First Lutheran Church, 301 S. Clay, Mount Carroll
11 9 a.m. – noon Golden Meals, 524 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport – rear entrance ♥
16 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Faith United Methodist Church, 1440 S. Walnut, Freeport
18 10 a.m. – noon Wesley Chapel, 217 S. Hickory Street, Shannon
20 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Liberty Village Estates, 2080 W. Navajo Drive, Freeport ♥
21 9 a.m. – noon Carroll County Senior Center, 306 N. Main, Mount Carroll ♥
26 9 – 11 a.m. Oakley Courts, 3117 Kunkle Boulevard, Freeport
27 2 – 4 p.m. State Bank, 1718 Dirck Drive, Freeport
28 9 – 11 a.m. Senior Resource Center, 206 E. Stephenson Street, Freeport ♥
28 3 – 6 p.m. State Bank of Pearl City, 215 S. Main Street, Pearl City
2 1 – 3 p.m. State Bank of Davis, 100 IL Rt. 75, Davis
3 9 – 11:30 a.m. Lake Summerset Office, 1202 Lake Summerset Road, Davis
4 1 – 3 p.m. Sullivan Foods, 201 Dodds Drive, Lena
4 4 – 6 p.m. Sullivan Foods, 103 W. North Avenue, Stockton
5 9 a.m. – noon Sullivan Foods, 217 Chicago Avenue, Savanna
6 10 a.m. – noon St. John’s Lutheran Church, 229 S. First Street, Pearl City
7 9 a.m. – noon Fitness Lifestyles, 641 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport
8 9 a.m. – noon St. John’s Lutheran Church, 625 Country Lane, Lena ♥
10 3 – 6 p.m. Sullivan Foods, 2002 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport
11 9 a.m. – noon Carroll County Senior Center, 306 N. Main, Mount Carroll ♥
16 1 – 3 p.m. Sullivan Foods, 101 E. Hwy. 64, Mount Morris
2 9 a.m. – noon Carroll County Senior Center, 306 N. Main, Mount Carroll ♥
(BP) indicates a site with a free blood pressure screening in addition to the flu shot clinic.
For more information on FHN’s flu shot clinics and how you can avoid the flu, 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.