Oakland County offering at-home flu shots for older residents

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Posted at 1:49 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 13:49:32-04

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Oakland County is offering at-home flu shots for homebound residents 65 years and older.

The flu shots will begin Tuesday, Oct. 27.

“This important service will help remove barriers for our most at-risk residents to receive a flu shot this season,” Oakland County Executive David Coulter said in a press release. “Getting a flu shot is more important than ever this year since both flu viruses and COVID-19 will be present in our community.”

Public Health Nurses will visit residents’ home during a designated appointment time. Nurses can provide individuals 65 years and older a senior higher dose or regular flu shot.

Payment options include Medicare, Medicaid, most Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and Blue Care Network, and additional insurances. The county says no one will be denied access to services due to lack of insurance; there is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available.

The Oakland County Health Division's nurse on call at 800-848-5533 will begin accepting appointments on Oct. 22.

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