Hilton Head 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.
Download consent forms here.
CDC Vaccine Information Sheet
The seasonal flu shot clinics will be held on the following dates and locations:
Friday, September 14, 2012
Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center
40 Okatie Center Blvd, South, Okatie
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Friday, October 5, 2012
Hilton Head Hospital
Main Lobby, 25 Hospital Center Blvd, Hilton Head
9:00 am – noon
Other residential/community flu shot clinics include - Friday, September 28
6 Office Way, Suite 915, Hilton Head Island
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday, October 9
Sea Pines Community
71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 120
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, October 16
Port Royal Community
Plantation Beach House
8:00 am - Noon
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.