MONROE — Each year, hundreds of community members take advantage of Monroe Clinic’s seasonal flu vaccinations. In order to maximize your ability to stay healthy, especially this year, everyone six months and older should receive a flu shot. The flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, visits to the doctor and missed work or school due to the flu.
To make getting a flu shot even easier, Monroe Clinic has added a “drive-thru” flu vaccination event, on Oct. 24. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will take place in the Clinic building parking lot off 22nd Ave. in Monroe. To facilitate an orderly drive-thru experience, please approach the clinic building parking lot from the north. Take 4th St. between St. Clare Friedensheim and the hospital, to 22nd Ave. Turn right onto 22nd Ave., then follow the signs to the clinic building parking lot.
Monroe Clinic is also hosting a flu vaccination event at the Monroe Farmers Market Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monroe’s Square.
Flu vaccinations given at drive-thru and Farmers Market events are available for adults age 19 and older only. Flu vaccine is $30. For those who qualify, the high-dose influenza vaccine is available for $63. Check or credit card will be accepted for payment. For convenience, patient’s insurance company may be billed. No cash will be accepted. Please wear a mask. Individuals are encouraged to wear a shirt with sleeves that easily roll up or short sleeves when receiving their vaccine.
For more information or other ways to get your annual flu shot, please visit www.monroeclinic.org/flu2020.