The Monmouth County Health Department is offering flu shots to county residents now through late October, according to a press release.
At the clinics, Monmouth County residents will pay $25 for the seasonal influenza vaccine. The vaccines are free to seniors with Medicare Part B. Accepted insurance companies are Aetna, Humana, Medicare RR, United Mine Workers of America, Coventry Health Care, Cigna, United Health Care and Three Rivers Health. The County Health Department does not accept or bill other insurance companies, but the Health Department staff will provide a receipt suitable for submission to a health insurance company.
Clinic participants will be screened by a registered nurse regarding risk factors and educated about the vaccine. A parent or guardian must sign a consent form for children six months to 18 years of age.
Local 2013 Monmouth County Health Deptartment Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Schedule:
- Oct. 7, 10 a.m. – noon, Union Beach, Borough Hall, 650 Poole Avenue
- Oct. 7, 1:30 – 3 p.m., Matawan, Community Center, 201 Broad Street
- Oct. 13, 8 a.m. – noon, Keyport, Saint Josephs Church, 376 Maple Place