The Ottumwa Courier

September 20, 2013

Location changes for 'Drive-Thru Flu Clinic'

Ottumwa Courier

---- — OSKALOOSA — Mahaska Health Partnership Public Health is continuing its annual “Drive-Thru Flu Clinic” on Sept. 28 from 7 a.m. to noon. However, due to parking lot construction, the event will be held at entrance #1 on MHP’s campus.

During the Drive-thru clinic, people age 6 months and older can get a flu vaccine without even getting out of their car. The flu shot is $20 and the flu mist is $25. Medicare Plan B can be billed with proof of card. MHP Public Health also participates in the VFC program that provides flu vaccines to Medicaid, underinsured and uninsured children ages 6 months to 18 years old.

MHP Public Health Coordinator Patty Malloy said that the IDPH recommends yearly flu vaccination for almost everyone over 6 months of age, and is especially important for those people at high risk for developing flu-related complications, such as children younger than 5, adults 65 years of age and older, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions like heart and lung problems or diabetes.

MHP Public health also offers weekly flu clinics from 8 a.m. to noon on Mondays, 1-4 p.m. on Thursdays or by appointment. Call 641-673-3257 to schedule an appointment.