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Seasonal Flu Vaccine Availability

Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services (Public Health Division) has received its 2014-15 seasonal influenza “flu” vaccine for children and adults, and is now making appointments. To make an appointment for a seasonal flu vaccination at either the 1100 E. Wendover Avenue location in Greensboro or the 501 E. Green Drive High Point location, call (336)641-3245. Please have your health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare and Medicare Supplement card, if you have one, ready when you call to make your appointment. Please bring all insurance cards with you to your appointment. “The best way to protect yourself and those around you from the flu is to get vaccinated annually,” states Merle Green, Health Director. “Help our community fight this year’s flu by getting the vaccination.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NC Division of Public Health are recommending an annual seasonal flu vaccination for everyone aged 6 months of age and older. Children age 8 and younger who have not had a flu shot previously will need two doses.

The following is the cost schedule for this year’s seasonal flu vaccination:

Adults and children with UnitedHealthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, or Medicaid and adults with Medicare and/or a Medicare Supplement will receive the flu vaccine at no out of pocket expense. Adults who have no insurance or some other type of health insurance will pay the entire vaccination fee at the time of the service. The Department of Health and Human Services (Public Health Division) will file claims for immunizations for clients who have other major insurance providers.

For children who qualify for the Vaccine for Children (VFC) Program, the vaccine will be at no cost to the parent. VFC-eligible children are those who are age birth to the 19th birthday and meet one or more of these criteria: Medicaid-eligible; American Indian or Alaskan native; uninsured or underinsured. Underinsured children are those whose insurance does not cover vaccines because a wellness plan cap has not been met, or only certain vaccines are covered.

We accept cash, personal checks with a NC address, debit card, and VISA, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards. The vaccination is $30.

Updated September 30, 2014