|Flu Shot Clinic offered on Oct. 3 at Roeland Park Community Center|
Help prevent the flu by participating in a flu shot clinic in early October being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
This contagious respiratory illness is caused by influenza viruses and can cause mild to severe illness and occasionally death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. Stop by this local clinic being put on by the American Red Cross to make sure you are protected against the flu this winter. A Thimerosal-free vaccine is available for pregnant women or anyone with a Thimerosal allergy.
To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 plus and then under special events. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “health.”
This clinic is offered from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park. This clinic is for those ages 18 and older, however flu shots can be given to 16 and 17 year olds with notes from both a parent and a doctor. The cost of a flu shot is $30 and a pneumonia shot is $55. Immunizations can be paid for with a credit or debit card, check, or cash. Businesses can also be directly invoiced for those who prefer to be billed for their employees, as long as this is indicated on the reservation form.
Several different insurance plans are accepted, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Coventry, Advantra, Medicare Part B and all Medicare B replacements. With insurance, there is no co-pay and no money out of pocket. Not all plans are covered, so be sure to check with your health insurance company for your well-care coverage to make sure immunizations are covered in your plan. Bring your primary insurance card to the clinic, as well as your Medicare part B card, if applicable.
JCPRD is also offerings an annual Fall Spaghetti Dinner at the Roeland Park Community Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 3. Participants in the Flu Shot Clinic are invited to stay for dinner. The cost is $5 per person. Registration is required for the dinner and can be accomplished by calling (913) 826-3160.
The JCPRD’s Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For updated program listings, visit the District’s website at www.jcprd.com.