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Public drive-thru flu clinic planned at fairgrounds

Public drive-thru flu clinic planned at fairgrounds Public drive-thru flu clinic planned at fairgrounds

The Harrison County Health Dept. and Harrison County Hospital will offer a public drive-thru flu vaccine clinic Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Harrison County Fairgrounds.

Cost is $20 for those ages 5 to 64 and $55 for a high dose vaccine for those 65 and older. Cash or check only will be accepted or billing will be processed for Medicare patients (Medicare card must be presented).

Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The vaccine offered will be a quadrivalent vaccine, which is designed to protect against four different flu viruses.

All vehicle occupants should wear a mask.

Vehicles should access the clinic by entering the Harrison County Fairgrounds through the main entrance off Capitol Avenue. Nurses administering the vaccine will be available on both sides of the vehicles for the convenience of drivers and passengers requesting the shot. Those receiving the vaccine should wear sleeveless or short-sleeve shirts.

County health officials stress the importance of getting a flu vaccine this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For faster service, print and complete the drive-thru vaccine consent form —  available online at www.hchin.org or www.harrisoncountyhealth.com — in advance and take it to the clinic.

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