Clinics in the community make it easy to get a flu shot
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Mike Haskins of East Troy gets a flu shot Oct. 7 from Fran Logan, a registered nurse with the Visiting Nurses Association. Haskins received his shot at a clinic set up at Frank’s County Market in East Troy. Dan Plutchak/WalworthCountyToday.com.
EAST TROY — JoAnn Wargin had stopped at Frank’s County Market for groceries two weeks ago when she noticed, just inside the entrance, a sign for flu shots being given there that day. So she headed over to the store’s dairy department, where a few tables, some volunteers in Shoo the Flu! T-shirts and registered nurses from the Aurora Visiting Nurses Association, needles ready, were waiting.
Wargin, who lives in East Troy, planned to get a flu shot this year, and decided she might as well get it at the store.
“It’s so convenient,” she said, rolling down the sleeve of her flowered top after getting vaccinated.
Dianne Ciesinski, also of East Troy, doesn’t have a doctor, and with a high deductible on her health insurance policy, $30 for a flu vaccination at the clinic here was appealing. This is the second year she’s gotten the shot.
Area supplies of the influenza vaccine seem sufficient, according to Walworth County Public Health Officer Pat Grove.
Visiting nurse clinics
Shoo the Flu! clinics, administered by the Aurora Visiting Nurse Association, will be dispensing seasonal flu shots. The cost is $30 when paying by cash or check; pneumonia shots are $55. Medicare Part B and Medicaid are accepted as payment.
For more information, log on to www.Aurora.org/flu. Clinics will be held:
• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Sentry, 801 N. Wisconsin Ave., Elkhorn.
• 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22, and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 27, Aurora Health Center, 2483 Corporate Circle, East Troy.
• 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 28, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3, Frank’s County Market, 58A Market St., Elkhorn.
• 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Frank’s County Market, 3238 Main St., East Troy.
• 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4, Health Fair at Showboat Movie Theater, 2565 Wisconsin Highway 120, Lake Geneva.
• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9, Piggly Wiggly, 1414 Geneva St., Delavan.
• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11, Aurora Pharmacy, 3284 Main St., East Troy.
• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18, Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly, 100 E. Geneva Square, Lake Geneva.
The Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services holds immunization clinics for children, which include seasonal flu shots. Parents bringing in children also may arrange for flu shots. The service is available to all Walworth County residents regardless of income.
There is a small administration fee for vaccines given to children age 3 and older and to adults. For more information, call (262) 741-3140 or (800) 365-1587. All clinics are held at the health and human services center, W4051 County Highway NN, Elkhorn.
Clinics are held:
• 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. first Thursday of each month.
• 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. second Tuesday of each month.
• 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. third Tuesday of each month.
• 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of each month.
Area Walgreens stores are offering flu shots. For more information, visit www.walgreens.com/flu or call the store nearest you: 445 S. Wright St., Delavan, (262) 728-3999; 351 N. Edwards Blvd., Lake Geneva, (262) 248-7885; 939 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn, (262) 723-5055.
Target stores also are offering seasonal flu shots. For days, times and other information, call the Target at 660 N. Edwards Blvd., Lake Geneva, at (262) 248-5611.
Read the full story in the e-edition of Walworth County Sunday, HERE.