Macon County to begin seasonal flu clinics

With flu season approaching, Macon County Public Health Center announces upcoming drive-thru seasonal influenza clinics. Protect yourself and those around you during flu season by getting your flu vaccine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone over 6 months of age receive the yearly flu vaccine. The influenza vaccine is reviewed annually and is designed to protect against the four strains that research indicates will be the most common this year.

The flu vaccine clinics will start Monday, Sept. 27. Drive-thru flu clinics will be held at the public health center located at 1830 Lakeside Drive on Mondays from 1 – 4 p.m. and on Thursdays from 1- 4 p.m.

These flu vaccine clinics will be first come, first serve and an appointment will not be necessary. Individuals 65 years and older are eligible to receive high-dose influenza vaccine.

High-dose vaccine will be available as long as supplies last.

The cost for the regular dose is $36 and the high dose (recommended for those 65+) cost is $73. Insurances will be filed, so we ask that you bring your insurance card with you to the flu clinics.

Please bring only cash or check for any co-payments.

“By achieving greater flu vaccine coverage throughout Macon County, it will take some of the burden away from physicians and clinics in having to deal with both COVID-19 and flu outbreaks,” said Macon County Health Director Kathy McGaha. “Our hope is that our community will step up and be a hometown hero to protect their community.”

For additional information on influenza and COVID-19, please call 828.349.2081.

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