Brunswick County Health Services reminds public of upcoming flu shot and COVID-19 booster clinics this October

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Brunswick County Health Services reminds public of upcoming flu shot and COVID-19 booster clinics this October

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BOLIVIA, N.C. – For the remainder of October, Brunswick County Health Services is offering three pop-up flu shot clinics at Town Creek Park Community Building in Winnabow, one clinic at Waccamaw Park Community Building in Ash, and one clinic at Indian Trail Meeting Hall in Southport for anyone aged 6 months and up.

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.

In addition to the flu vaccines, Health Services will also offer the updated COVID-19 boosters designed specifically to target the latest variants. People 12 years and older should get the updated COVID-19 booster two months after they finish their primary series or from their last monovalent booster dose. For more information about the updated booster, you can visit the CDCFDA, or NCDHHS websites.

The booster, like all COVID-19 vaccines, is safe to get alongside the annual flu vaccine. People should get their flu vaccine as early as possible to build up immunity before the virus becomes widespread in late fall and winter.

Flu and COVID-19 booster vaccinations will take place inside Town Creek Park Community Building on Oct. 10, Oct. 17, and Oct. 24, inside Waccamaw Park Community Building on Oct. 26, and inside Indian Trail Meeting Hall on Oct. 28. Appointments are not required.

The vaccination clinics follow the state guidelines for a clinical setting and require everyone to wear masks.

*Clinic staff will accommodate requests to vaccinate individuals from their vehicles for anyone who may have mobility issues or prefers not to enter the building for any reason.

The updated COVID-19 boosters are free to everyone regardless of whether they have insurance. Regular flu shots are $45 and Senior flu shots (recommended for those aged 65 years or older) are $91. Health Services accepts cash, checks, Medicaid, Medicare, and most major insurance. If you are unsure about your insurance, call 910.253.2354 for assistance.

You will need to bring a copy of your photo ID and insurance cards, if available. If you are receiving a COVID-19 booster, you will need to bring your COVID-19 vaccine records (vaccine cards).

Pop-up flu shot and COVID-19 booster clinics scheduled for October are as follows:

Monday, October 10 / Winnabow Area
Appointments not necessary

Location: Town Creek Park Community Building/ 6420 Ocean Highway East
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*Type of Clinic: Walk-in (indoor clinic)

Monday, October 17 / Winnabow Area
Appointments not necessary

Location: Town Creek Park Community Building/ 6420 Ocean Highway East
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*Type of Clinic: Walk-in (indoor clinic)

Monday, October 24 / Winnabow Area
Appointments not necessary

Location: Town Creek Park Community Building/ 6420 Ocean Highway East
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*Type of Clinic: Walk-in (indoor clinic)

Wednesday, October 26 / Ash Area
Appointments not necessary

Location: Waccamaw Park Community Building/ 5855 Waccamaw School Rd. NW
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*Type of Clinic: Walk-in (indoor clinic)

Friday, October 28 / Southport Area
Appointments not necessary

Location: Indian Trail Meeting Hall/ 113 W Moore Street
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*Type of Clinic: Walk-in (indoor clinic)

*If you need curbside assistance, please have someone with you who can come to one of the vaccination staff on site to let them know you are there and that you need curbside assistance. This will allow staff to make the arrangements needed to register you and vaccinate you via curbside service.

Brunswick County Health Services offers the following vaccines at these pop-up clinics:

Regular flu vaccines (eligible for everyone aged 6 months and up)**
Senior flu vaccines (recommended for everyone aged 65 years and up)
Updated boosters (eligible for everyone aged 12 years and up)**

**Health Services requires written permission from a parent/legal guardian to administer vaccines to those aged 6 months–15 years and boosters to those aged 5–17 years. Those aged 5–11 years are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech version of the booster only. Those aged 12–17 years are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech version of the updated booster only. If someone else brings your child to these clinics, complete a consent form to send with them. To access our consent forms before attending a clinic, visit brunswickcountync.gov/vaccines or download one of the following forms:

Click here to download the updated booster consent form
Click here to download the flu shot consent form for individuals aged 6 months and older
Click here to download the flu shot consent form for individuals aged 65 years and older

COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are still available by appointment for eligible individuals aged 6 months and older at Brunswick County Health Services’ main clinic in Bolivia. Individuals and/or parents can book appointments online or call the Public Health Call Line:

Schedule online at brunswickcountync.gov/schedulemyvaccine
Call the Public Health Call Line at 910.253.2339 (Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays)

More information about COVID-19 vaccines is at brunswickcountync.gov/vaccines.

More Information about flu vaccines is at brunswickcountync.gov/flu.

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