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Flu Vaccinations Available at the Tompkins County Health Department

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The Health Department is providing flu vaccinations for adults at its building, 55 Brown Road, across from the Airport.  Call 274-6616 to schedule your appointment.  More information

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Flu Vaccinations Available at the Tompkins County Health Department

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Now is the time to get a flu vaccination. There are many opportunities in the community for flu vaccination including health care provider offices, pharmacies, and the Tompkins County Health Department. Everyone 6 months of age and over should be vaccinated every year against the flu.

Flu vaccination is the best protection against the flu – it protects you and limits the spread of flu to others. These include infants under the age of 6 months who are too young to be immunized and those who are immune compromised such as people receiving cancer treatment.

Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is providing flu vaccinations by appointment at its location at 55 Brown Road beginning Tuesday, September 25

Flu vaccinations by appointment will also be available on Tuesday, October 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Lifelong, 119 West Court Street.

A special Family Flu Clinic will be held on Friday, October 19 from 9 am to 4 pm at TCHD for children as young as 6 months to 18 years of age and adults. There is no school on October 19, so this maybe a convenient time to vaccinate the family.

Appointments are necessary for all clinics and can be made by calling the Health Department at 607-274-6616.     

Most health insurance plans cover the cost of an annual flu vaccination. At the Health Department, there are no out-of-pocket costs if you have one of the following health insurance plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare Part B and a Medicare Managed Care Plan. 

However, if you have a health insurance plan other than those listed above, you will have to pay the cost of the flu vaccination at the time of your appointment. The Health Department will provide a receipt that you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

The cost is $38. Cash and checks accepted; no credit or debit cards.