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