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Flu and COVID-19 Shots Continue Each Friday at Veterans Memorial Hospital/Allamakee Public Health

Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care continues to offer flu shots and COVID-19 vaccinations every Friday afternoon.  The next clinic will be held on Friday, October 29, 2:00-3:30 p.m. and then again on Friday, November 5 at the same times.

COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines may be administered at the same visit, on the same day.  For example COVID-19 vaccines can safely and effectively be administered the same time as the flu vaccines.

The cost for a flu shot is $35 and Medicare does cover the cost. Billing for vaccinations will be completed by the Community and Home Care staff, but participants will need to bring their physician’s name and their Medicare number or private insurance card with them. If you do not have insurance that covers these you can also pay for these vaccine; however the COVID vaccine is free.

Influenza, also called “the flu”, can cause fever, chills, headache, cough, sore throat, and muscle aches to people of any age, and can lead to pneumonia and even death. Most deaths caused by influenza occur in the elderly, the very young or people who have a compromised immune system.

The Center for Disease Control now recommends that everyone age 6 months of age and older get vaccinated against the flu every year. 

Please check with your local family practice physician if you have any questions about your eligibility for the influenza or COVID-19 vaccination.  To make an appointment for these clinics, please call Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care/Allamakee Public Health (563) 568-5660.