Flu Vaccination Info
- Who should receive a flu vaccine?
- ALL persons 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated. Persons especially at risk include the elderly, those with chronic illness, infants, and pregnant women. Health care workers, caregivers of high-risk individuals, and persons with contact with infants younger than 6 months are also strongly encouraged to be vaccinated.
- From which strains of flu virus does this year’s vaccine provide protection?
- The 2012-2013 influenza vaccine protects against three strains. They are A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)-like virus,A/Victoria/361/2011(H3N2)-like virus, B/Wisconsin/1/2010-like virus antigens.
- Do some people need two doses of vaccine?
- Yes. Children under 9 years of age receiving the vaccine for the first time need two doses of vaccine one month apart. Check this chart to determine if your child needs two doses.
- What influenza vaccines are available at PHDMC clinics?
- PHDMC offers preservative free intradermal, high-dose, and intranasal vaccine.
- What is the cost of the vaccine?
- PHDMC bills all commercial insurances as well as Medicare and Medicaid. There is no office visit co-pay for immunization services. For self-pay patients the fee for adult vaccine is $21.00, high-dose vaccine $32.00, and for persons 6 months-18 years $12.00. Free vaccine is available for persons without insurance that cannot afford to pay.
- Whom can we call if we want someone to come to our worksite to provide flu vaccine?
- Maxim Healthcare 937-294-2200 or Premier Community Health 937-227-9400.