Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic this Saturday
Mahaska Health Partnership Public Health is sponsoring a Drive-thru flu vaccination clinic on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 7 am to 1 pm. Public Health is located at entrance #6, in the Mahaska Health West building on the MHP campus in Oskaloosa.
MHP Public Health Coordinator Patty Malloy, RN, said the Drive-thru clinic is a popular event for people who are unable to make the Walk-in Vaccination Clinics on Mondays and Thursdays. “Our clients really like that they don’t have to get out of the car to get their flu vaccine, people should remember to dress appropriately to easily expose their upper arm for the shot.”
Malloy said the most effective way to stop the spread of the flu is to get the flu vaccine each year. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend influenza vaccination for everyone over the age of six months.
Medicare Plan B can be billed with proof of insurance card. MHP Public Health also participates in the VFC (Vaccines for Children) program to provide flu shots to Medicaid and uninsured children ages 6 months – 18 yrs of age.
For more information regarding flu vaccination clinics or if you or someone you know is homebound and may need assistance with getting a flu shot, call MHP Public Health at 641-673-3257 or visit the MHP website, mahaskahealth.org.