Hilton Head Hospital and Coastal Carolina Hospital will provide seasonal flu shots for the community starting in September. According to the CDC, influenza viruses are always changing, so annual vaccination is recommended. It will not prevent illness caused by other viruses. It takes up to 2 weeks for protection to develop after the shot. Protection lasts about a year.
There is no cost for the seasonal flu shot for individuals with Medicare. Medicare recipients must bring a photo ID, such as a driver’s license or state issued identification card, and their Medicare Card (Part B). The immunization is $25 for persons who do not have Medicare, payable in cash or check only. No insurances will be accepted or filed.
The seasonal flu shot clinics will be held on the following dates and locations:
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center
40 Okatie Center Blvd, South, Okatie
8:00 am – noon & 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday, October 7, 2011
Hilton Head Hospital
Main Lobby, 25 Hospital Center Blvd, Hilton Head
9:00 am – noon
Download consent form here - HHH Form & CDC information sheet
Other residential flu shot clinics include:
September 30 Country Club of HH 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
October 4 Port Royal Plantation 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
October 10 Sea Pines Community Center 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Appointments are necessary and space is limited. Walk-ins cannot be permitted due to staffing and equipment requirements. To make an appointment for the immunization, call 1-877-582-2737.
At Coastal Carolina Hospital, flu shots are now being offered through its primary care clinic – Coastal Carolina Medical Associates, located next to the hospital at 1010 Medical Center Drive, Ste. 240, in Hardeeville. No appointments are needed and walk-ins are accepted.
The clinic is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. For information, call 843-784-8293.