County residents who are at greatest risk for influenza-related conditions are encouraged to receive the flu vaccination. This high-risk group includes those over the age of 50, and also adults aged 18 and over who have heart disease, chronic broncho-pulmonary disease, renal disease, diabetes mellitus, other chronic metabolic disorders, severe anemia and/or compromised immune function, and others who are at risk of influenza-related conditions. Home care providers and others who may be in close contact with high-risk individuals are encouraged as well.
Senior citizens who have Medicare Part B benefits will be able to obtain their vaccinations through Medicare. The recipient must be entitled to Part B coverage on the date of service, Medicare Part B must be the primary insurance coverage, and the Medicare Card must be presented on the date of service.
Those not eligible for Medicare Part B coverage will be charged $20.00 for the influenza vaccination and $35.00 for a pneumococcal vaccination, payable at the clinic.