October marks the beginning of the 2019-20 flu season, making now the time
to get a flu shot.
“The CDC recommends getting a flu shot every year for everyone age
six months and older,” said Martin Trott, MD, medical director at
St. John’s. “Every flu season is different, but the annual
flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu.”
For patients who wish to pay cash and not go through insurance, St. John’s
Family Health & Urgent Care is offering walk-in flu shot clinics on
Saturday, October 26 and Saturday, November 2, 10 am–4 pm, at 1415
South Highway 89 (Smith’s Plaza). The regular dose vaccine will
be available for the cash or check price of $25 (regularly $50).
Through the remainder of the flu season, flu shots are available at St.
John’s Retail Pharmacy (on a walk-in basis), located at 555 E. Broadway,
entrance B. Open Monday–Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. Prices are $50 for
the regular dose and $80 for the high dose (recommended for seniors).
Insurance/Medicare will be billed. Call 307.739.7656 for more information.
“The flu shot is completely covered by most insurance plans,”
said pharmacist Bill Jackson. “But it’s possible that you
may have a co-payment, depending on your plan. For seniors age 65 and
up, the high-dose shot is covered at 100% by Medicare Part B.”
Flu shots are also available when you see your St. John’s primary
care provider for a regular appointment.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307 739 7380,
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