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Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever! Roll your sleeve up and help protect Licking County by getting your flu vaccine this fall.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/12/2020 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO –

The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is offering flu vaccines to children and adults in Licking County. Children age six months and older and all adults should receive a yearly flu vaccination.
Get a flu vaccination by walking-in to LCHD's Clinic, located at 675 Price Road in Newark, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. No appointment required.
Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. Roll your sleeve up and help protect Licking County by getting your flu vaccine this fall. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death and can help save medical resources this fall and winter. 
Individuals requesting a flu vaccination must bring insurance information, if applicable.

The full cost of the vaccine is able to be billed to Medicare, Medicaid, Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, The Health Plan, HealthReach, HealthSCOPE, Medical Mutual, Ohio PPO Connect, United HealthCare, Aetna, and several other plans.
Individuals without insurance coverage or those covered by an insurer that LCHD cannot bill may pay out-of-pocket. Individuals age 6 months through age 18 years without insurance may be eligible for LCHD's Vaccines for Children program. LCHD's Vaccines For Children program offers reduced pricing for vaccines for children through age 18 who are uninsured or underinsured. The reduced cost for a flu vaccine is $21.25 per vaccine per child, up to a max of $40 for a family. LCHD does not refuse service for the inability to pay.

For individuals age 19 to 65 years without insurance, the cost is $38.86. For individuals 65 and older who have no insurance, the cost is $79.16 for the hi-dose flu vaccine. For those who need a preservative-free vaccine (pregnant women, individuals in cancer treatment), the out-of-pocket cost is $40.26. Fees are due at the time of service.
 
A limited number of free vaccines are available for high-risk adults who are not covered by health insurance and who are unable to pay for the vaccine.

If you would like to receive the high-dose vaccine, please call ahead to ensure it is in stock. You can reach us at (740) 349-6535.
 
Workplace and other special off-site flu clinics can be arranged by contacting the health department.
#MaskUp, #LatherUp, and #SleeveUp

Getting a flu vaccine this fall can reduce your risk of getting flu and help save medical resources needed to care for people with COVID-19. It’s important for everyone to do their part to stay healthy this flu season. Prevent the spread of flu and other respiratory illnesses:

  • Mask Up: Cover your nose and mouth with a mask when out in public.
  • Lather Up: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Sleeve Up: Roll up your sleeve to get a flu shot.

The more people vaccinated against flu, the more people protected from flu.

Learn more here.

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Media Contact: Olivia Biggs 
Public Information Officer
Licking County Health Department
(740) 349-6488
obiggs@lickingcohealth.org
Licking County Health Department Media Contact:
Olivia Biggs, Public Information Officer
obiggs@lickingcohealth.org | (740) 349-6488
“The Licking County Health Department serves more than 170,000 citizens in the Licking County General Health District by preventing disease, protecting the environment and promoting healthy lifestyles with a vision of healthy people living in healthy communities.”
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