DOVER (WJER) - The Tuscarawas County Health Department is eliminating any excuses for skipping the flu vaccine this year.
Nursing Director Amy Kaser says they’re once again hosting a drive-thru flu clinic Saturday, November 9th, from 9 to 11 am in the health department parking lot. Kaser says it gives health department employees the chance to simulate a mass vaccination scenario while also providing a public health service.
“Go through the process on maybe on a smaller scale and then go back and evaluate how did that work, was there something else we could try again, what worked well, what didn’t, what we want to build on, those kinds of things scale so it kind of gives us a little mini practice if we had to do it on a bigger scale,” she says.
And Kaser says for those receiving the vaccine, it’s a simple way to keep your family safe from the seasonal virus.
“You just need to bring your photo id. We do need your insurance card, and come in we’ll have you fill out a little form, you can stay in your car, we take a copy of your insurance card, we give you your vaccine and you drive on out,” she says.
People without insurance can still get a regular flu shot during the drive-thru clinic for a flat $40 fee, or high dose shots for $65.