DECATUR, Ga. – Fall Festival season, football season, Pumpkin Spice season – that’s just a sample of seasons that we’re entering. DeKalb health officials want to make sure another season is top of mind for everyone – flu season.
To that end, the DeKalb County Board of Health is hosting a drive-thru flu vaccination event on Sat., Sept. 17, from 8:00 a.m. until noon, at Dunwoody High School.
This event is focused on adults aged 18 and older, seniors aged 65 and older who may need a high-dose vaccine for added protection, individuals who are immunocompromised or have chronic health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease), and pregnant women. Pediatric flu vaccines will be given at our regional health center locations during regular business hours.
All patients should bring their insurance information and photo ID. Flu shots are available at no cost with most private insurance and Medicare. The Board of Health accepts Aetna, Amerigroup, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, Medicare Part B, Peach State Health Plan (including PeachCare for Kids), and State Health Benefit Plan (excluding Kaiser Permanente). If you are not insured or your plan doesn’t cover the flu shot, it’s available for a low cost. Cash, checks drawn on banks with branch locations in Georgia, and credit/debit cards are accepted. Other insurances may be accepted, but you are asked to call ahead to verify acceptance.
After this event, flu shots will be available on an appointment and walk-in basis Monday through Friday between 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays recognized by the State of Georgia, at the following regional health center locations:
- Clifton Springs Health Center, 3110 Clifton Springs Rd., Decatur
- East DeKalb Health Center, 2277 S. Stone Mountain-Lithonia Rd., Lithonia
- North DeKalb Health Center, 3807 Clairmont Rd. NE, Chamblee
- T.O. Vinson Health Center, 440 Winn Way, Decatur
For more information about the flu or the DeKalb County Board of Health’s immunization programs, including onsite worksite or community flu clinics, visit dekalbhealth.net/flu or call 404-294-3700.