The Flu Shot clinic taking place at the Hawley Senior Center, Bingham Park, Hawley has been rescheduled and will now take place Thursday, October 30th from 9- 12 (noon). Doors open at 8 a.m.


The Flu Shot clinic taking place at the Hawley Senior Center, Bingham Park, Hawley has been rescheduled and will now take place Thursday, October 30th from 9- 12 (noon). Doors open at 8 a.m.
There are plenty of doses available.
 There are also flu shot clinics scheduled to take place on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th at the Northern Wayne Fire Company, Lakewood from 9-12, Thursday, November 6th at the Hamlin Senior Center from 9-12 and Wednesday, November 12th at the Waymart Pharmacy.
 Hospital personnel will follow the Centers for Disease Control recommendations for this year’s flu shots, according to Mary Lou Hoffner, RN, Manager of Wayne Memorial Home Health. That means that flu shots will be prioritized. Doses will be administered to people age 60 or older and people at risk who have a prescription from their physician.  Healthcare workers who provide direct patient care and residents of long-term care facilities will also be on the priority list.  No flu shots will be offered at these clinics to children.
 Flu shots are covered by some insurance plans, including Medicare, Geisinger Health Plan and First Priority.  Please have your insurance information available on the day of the clinic. Other health insurance plans do not cover flu shots (Blue Cross and Medical Assistance Access).  If you have to pay for a vaccine, the private pay charge will be $20.00. A limited amount of doses, supplied by the Department of Health, will be available for a $5.00 fee (example: Medical Assistance).  Please call ahead if you need special consideration.
 A “flu shot” contains an inactivated vaccine (killed or dead virus) that is given with a needle, usually in the arm. The flu shot is approved for use in people older than 6 months, including healthy people and people with chronic medical conditions.
For more information, such as specific directions to a site, you may contact either the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging at (570) 253-4262.