During these days
of social distancing, frequent and thorough hand washing and wearing masks
when we leave the safety and comfort of our homes, the very thought of
heading out for something as important as the annual flu shot might make
people hesitate and want to remain at home.
During the year of
the novel coronavirus and Covid-19 getting a flu shot is one of the most
effective ways to help each of us remain healthy and live well. To help
provide this important health aid, a Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic, offered
from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, at Porter’s
The inaugural Drive
Thru Flu Shot Clinic is being presented by the Duneland Seniors, Walgreens
Chesterton and the Town of Porter Parks Department, to provide all
participants with a low-contact, minimal interaction experience, which is
especially important for those at higher risk for Covid-19.
All residents of
the greater Duneland Community are being offered the opportunity to receive
a preventative flu shot, given by trained and experienced Walgreens
pharmacists, without leaving your vehicle.
There will be two
different flu shots available; Fluzone High Dose Quad or Fluad Quad for
those 65 years and older and one shot available for those under the age of
There is no out of
pocket charge for a flu shot if you have Medicare or private insurance.
Please be sure to bring your insurance card with you.
To pay out of
pocket for your flu shot, you can pay by personal check (made out to
Walgreens) or cash. The cost for the ‘Senior Shot’ for those 65 and older is
$72.99, or $40.99 is the cost of the regular flu shot, for those under the
age of 65.
your flu shot at this clinic you will be required to remain on-site, in your
vehicle, for a 15 minute mandatory observation period so the pharmacist can
monitor for any adverse reaction.
Boxed lunches will
be provided by Residences at Coffee Creek, and can be enjoyed, on-site, in
your vehicle, during the mandatory 15-minute observation period.
If you would like
to receive your flu shot at this inaugural Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic,
please confirm by Friday, September 18, with either Cathy Ellis at
219-510-4861, or Rondi Wightman at 219.617.1136.
To expedite the
process, you can pick up your Flu Shot Registration Form at Walgreens
Pharmacy (walk-in or drive thru) and complete before your arrival on
Wednesday, September 23. Be sure to bring your Medicare card, private or
other insurance card or payment with you.
If you have
questions for the pharmacist, contact Walgreens Chesterton 219-395-8583 and
ask for Allison or Miranda.
You do not need to
be a senior citizen to participate. This opportunity is open to anyone of
any age--we look forward to seeing you there!
Drive Thru Flu Shot
Clinic: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Hawthorne Park,
500 Ackerman Drive, Porter.