Time to get your flu shot! Brunswick County Health Services opens drive-thru clinic beginning Sept. 23

09.15.2020

Time to get your flu shot! Brunswick County Health Services opens drive-thru clinic beginning Sept. 23

Flu Forms

You are encouraged to print and fill out the flu vaccination form and bring it to the drive-thru clinic. Click the applicable button above to print and fill out your form. You also need to bring a copy of your photo ID and insurance cards, if available.

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BOLIVIA, NC – It might be hard to believe, but flu season is already here—and this year, it’s more important than ever to get vaccinated.

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 23, Brunswick County Health Services will open a drive-thru flu clinic at the Brunswick County Government Complex (30 Government Center Drive NE, Bolivia, 28422). The drive-thru clinic will operate Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Signs are posted across the Brunswick County Complex to help direct you to the drive-thru site. You are also encouraged to wear a short-sleeved shirt to ease the process in administering the vaccine.

You are encouraged to print and fill out the flu vaccination form and bring it to the drive-thru clinic. The forms are available on the Health Services website, brunswickcountync.gov/flu. You also need to bring a copy of your photo ID and insurance cards, if available.

“Getting vaccinated is the most important thing you can do to protect both yourself and your family from the flu,” Health Services Director Cris Harrelson said. “Following the 3 Ws (Wear a face covering, Wait to avoid close contact, and Wash your hands often) will also help prevent the spread of flu and COVID-19 this fall and winter.”

Annual flu vaccinations are recommended for everyone six months of age and older. Children younger than five years, adults 65 years and older, pregnant women, and people with underlying medical conditions are all at an increased risk of severe illness or complications from the flu.

Health Services will offer both regular flu vaccines and the high-dose version of the vaccine, which is recommended for people 65 years and older.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Services will require all participants to wear a face covering when visiting the drive-thru clinic. Anyone who has a fever or a symptom of COVID-19 should not come to the drive-thru clinic.

Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, headache, cough, sore throat, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, body aches, loss of taste or smell. If you have one or more of these symptoms, wait until they have completely resolved and you have not had a fever for at least 24 hours.

If you have pets in the vehicle, make sure they are safely restrained before you enter the drive-thru.

Here’s what to expect when you arrive at the drive-thru clinic:
  1. A clinic team member will ask you a series of screening questions and check your temperature
  2. A clinic team member will verify your information and insurance
  3. The nurse will review your flu form and provide you your flu shot

Regular flu shots are $45 and the high-dose vaccine (recommended for those 65 years or older) is $85.

Health Services accepts cash, checks, Medicaid, Medicare, and most major insurance. Due to the outdoor nature of the clinic, Health Services is not able to process debit or credit cards at the drive-thru.

As a precaution against COVID-19, Health Services will only offer flu shots through the drive-thru this year to avoid increased traffic inside the health clinic.

If you are unsure about your insurance, call 910.253.2354 for assistance.

For more information, visit brunswickcountync.gov/flu

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For media inquiries, contact the Public Information Officer at 910.253.2995 or email meagan.kascsak@brunswickcountync.gov

County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brunswick County is urging individuals to visit our website and to call or email county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices. The County now requires appointments for in-person visits. Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.

  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033