Flu shots to be offered at drive-through clinic

The Clermont County General Health District is offering seasonal flu shots at a drive-thru clinic from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Medical Social Services Building, located at 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia.

Because this is a drive-through clinic, participants will stay in their vehicles through the entire process. The cost of the shot is $20 and it is a cash only clinic. Checks, Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance will not be accepted at the drive-thru clinic. No appointments are needed for the drive-thru clinic. The General Health District asks people to wear layers that allow easy access to the upper arm in order to receive the vaccination.

“Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself, your family, and others from seasonal flu,” said Clermont County Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit. “The drive thru flu clinic is a valuable resource for individuals with mobility issues because it allows them to receive a flu shot without getting out of their vehicles.” The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone six months and older should get a seasonal flu shot, especially those at high risk for developing complications from the flu.

Those on Medicare, Medicaid, or not comfortable with the drive-thru clinic may schedule an appointment to receive a flu shot at the Clermont County General Health District Nursing Division by calling (513) 735-8400.

For more information about the flu or if you would like to fill out your vaccination form in advance online, visit the website www.ClermontHealthDistrict.org or call the Clermont County Flu Hotline, at (513) 588-5121.