RediMed Clinics Offering Flu Shots
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Dec. 7, 2012) – Recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest flu season may be arriving earlier this year and with greater force. To best protect you and yours from this nasty bug, health officials recommend getting a seasonal flu shot.
RediMed urgent care clinics are once again serving as a convenient source for the influenza vaccine. Flu shots are available for anyone age 4 and older through its urgent care clinics while supplies last. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
The four RediMeds across northeastern Indiana are distributing seasonal flu shots on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments are not necessary. The cost of a flu shot is $25 per injection and may be billed to the recipient’s insurance.
Visit RediMedClinics.com for a list of RediMed urgent care clinics and hours of operation.
Children between the ages of 4 and 8 who have not received a flu shot previously will need two injections 30 days apart. A limited supply of flu shots for children ages 6 months to 3 years are also available while supplies last. Children in this age range who have not previously received a flu shot will also need two injections 30 days apart.
Parents interested in taking advantage of this opportunity are asked to call the nearest RediMed to inquire about the availability of these shots.
RediMed also has pneumonia shots available for $87 per injection, which may also be billed to the recipient’s insurance.
According to the CDC, seasonal flu leads to approximately 220,000 hospitalizations and between 25,000 to 36,000 deaths each year in the U.S.
Visit FightTheFlu.org for additional information about local flu prevention efforts.