Getting a flu vaccine this year may be more important than ever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu vaccine will not protect you against COVID-19, and you can get the flu and COVID at the same time.
When should I get vaccinated?
It is recommended to have a flu vaccine prior to the actual start of the flu season– ideally by the end of October. However, if you’ve procrastinated, it would still benefit you to have the vaccine administered later even as far as into January.
Where can I get the flu vaccine?
All Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) Primary Care offices have an inventory of the flu vaccine for their patients. Simply, call your PCP office (listed below) ahead of your planned arrival. Tell the front office staff that you’d like to receive the vaccine and you’ll be told when to come to the office.
- Carbondale Family Health Center – 570-282-2031
- Honesdale Family Health Center – 570-251-6672
- Forest City Family Health Center – 570-785-3194
- Hamlin Family Health Center – 570-689-9965
- Highland Physicians Family Health Center – 570-251-6500
- Northern Wayne Family Health Center – 570-798-2828
- Pike Family Health Center – 570-775-7100
- Pinnacle Family Health Center – 570-226-2151
*REMEMBER, SCREENING QUESTIONS REGARDING COVID-19 ARE ASKED THE DAY PRIOR TO AND UPON ARRIVAL TO OUR OFFICE. IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO OR ARE HAVING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, MAKE OUR STAFF AWARE BEFORE COMING IN.
Does insurance cover the flu vaccine?
The flu vaccine is covered by most commercial insurances, managed care plans, Medicare and Medical Assistance. It is best to contact your insurance carrier to be certain you don’t incur an unexpected expense. No insurance? We have affordable options for our sliding fee patients.