Waldo County General Hospital will offer drive-thru flu clinics at several Waldo County locations this fall. The clinics, which are open to the public, will offer the flu shot in both the standard dose and the high dose often favored by seniors. Adults age 18 and older are welcome.
Belfast: Fridays, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct. 27 and Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Belfast Shrine Club, 20 Northport Ave.
Brooks: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 8 a.m. to noon, Arthur Jewell Community Health Center, 55 Reynolds Rd.
Stockton Springs: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m. to noon, Stockton Springs Regional Health Center, 11 Cape Jellison Rd.
As in the past, the drive-thru flu clinics have been designed to be user friendly, and no appointments are necessary. Those seeking a flu shot need only follow the signs at the location of their choice. These will lead to a drive-thru designated by traffic cones where clinical staff will greet them and administer the flu vaccine.
Most insurances are accepted, and those with insurance should be sure to bring both their insurance card and a photo ID. Some insurance plans only cover vaccines given by your doctor or at a limited set of locations, so consider checking with your insurance company first.
For more information, contact WCGH Population Health Manager Stacey Hall at 505-4797.
Waldo County General Hospital is part of MaineHealth, a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,600 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With more than 19,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. For more information, please visit wcgh.org.