Wake County is offering weekly drop-in flu vaccination clinics at the Public Health Center, 10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh, each Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In addition to the weekly clinics, people can also schedule an appointment to receive a flu vaccine by calling the regional centers.
This year's flu vaccine will protect against seasonal and H1N1 flu and will be available in both nasal spray and shot forms. Flu vaccine is recommended for everyone older than 6 months of age. High-dose flu vaccine will be available for people older than 65 years of age.
The cost for a flu vaccine (shot or nasal spray) is $30. High dose flu vaccine costs $60. Payment is expected at the time of service. Wake County accepts cash, checks, Medicare Part B, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield and North Carolina Health Choice.
Clients with Medicare HMOs or other insurance should bring an insurance card and will be required to pay for their flu vaccine at the time of service.
To qualify for vaccines under the VFC program, children must be younger than 19 years of age and at least one of the following:
There is no charge for people in the following groups:
- Medicaid recipient
- American Indian or Alaskan Native