It’s as simple as ordering your favorite coffee or meal at the local drive-thru. The Knox County Health Department in conjunction with Hinchliff- Pearson-West (HPW), Inc will be holding their convenient Drive Thru Flu Vaccination Clinic Saturday, September 15th from 7am -10am at Hinchliff-Pearson-West, 1070 West Fremont Street, Galesburg.
All you’ll need to do is drive in, roll down your window, say yes or no to coffee and donuts from the HPW staff, roll up your sleeve and say, “WOW”! That was easy”
“The process of getting the vaccine is basically the same as at our indoor clinics”, explains Erin Olson, Director of Wellness. “Staff will help you fill out paperwork, wait your turn, and then receive the vaccine from a trained medical professional. It provides our community with another quick, easy way to get vaccinated without even having to get out of your vehicle.”
The clinic is open to anyone 18 years or older, regardless of insurance, and is not limited to residents of Knox County.
Here are a few thing you need to know:
Bring your insurance card. Most insurance are accepted.
If you’re without insurance, the flu vaccine will cost $30, high dose will cost $60—cash or check.
In addition to receiving a flu shot, it is important to practice the 3 C’s –
• Clean –wash your hands
• Cover – cover your cough and sneeze
• Contain – contain your germs- stay home if you are sick
The Knox County Health Department will begin offering flu vaccine on a walk-in basis starting Monday, September 17th from 8am-6pm.
If you have any questions about seasonal flu, contact the Knox County Health Department at 309-344-2224.