Flu season is approaching and the Starke County Health Department is getting a head start on flu clinics. Adult and children flu vaccinations will be offered at the health department on Oct. 23 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Health Nurse Frank Lynch explained anyone who is uninsured can visit the health department during that time to get their vaccines before the flu season really hits.
“Adults, flu vaccines are $20 each. We don’t do any insurance billing. There will be a form for them to fill out when they get here. As far as children 18 and under, we can do flu vaccinations for if they do not have private health insurance that covers vaccinations. So, if they have Blue Cross, Signa, Anthem – it covers vaccines, and it will cover them getting a flu vaccination they have to go either through their family doctor or through a local pharmacy for those kids that are over nine years of age,” said Lynch.
The clinics will be held at the Starke County Health Department on the first floor of the courthouse, located across the street from the sheriff’s department. For more information, call the health department at (574) 772-9137.