Hospitals Offer Flu Shots 
Hilton Head Hospital and Coastal Carolina Hospital will provide seasonal flu shots for the community starting in October.  According to the CDC, the 2010-2011 vaccine provides protection against A/H1N1 (pandemic) influenza and two other influenza viruses – influenza A/H3N2 and influenza B. 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.  To make an appointment for the immunization, call 1-877-582-2737.  

The seasonal flu shot clinics will be held on the following dates and locations: 

Friday, October 1, 2010
Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center
40 Okatie Center Blvd, South, Okatie
8:00 am – noon & 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Hilton Head Hospital
Main Lobby, 25 Hospital Center Blvd, Hilton Head
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Coastal Carolina Hospital
1000 Medical Center Drive, Hardeeville
8:00 am – noon

Other residential flu shot clinics include:
October 1          Port Royal Plantation                             9:00 am - noon
October 4          Sea Pines Community Center             1:00 pm - 4:30 pm 
October 8          Country Club of HH                                9:00 am – 1:00 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.  

Complete the flu shot consent form below and bring it with you to your appointment. Consent forms will be available at the clinic for late registrants.

Medicare recipients: must bring their Medicare card and a government issued Photo ID.  *Traditional Medicare issued card only.  If possible, please bring a photo copy of both Medicare card and photo I.D. (A copier will be available if needed)

No managed Medicare cards, private insurance or secondary insurance will be accepted.
Non-Medicare recipients: will have to pay $25.00. Cash or check please. No credit cards accepted.

Consent Form English
CDC Guidelines English

Consent Form Spanish
CDC Guidelines Spanish