The Richmond County Health Department will offer seasonal Influenza (Flu) and Pneumonia vaccines on Friday, Oct. 5, between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. and on Monday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. at 127 Caroline St., Rockingham.
The vaccine(s) will be provided at no charge to patients with the following insurance (who provide their insurance card): North Carolina Medicaid, Medicare Part B, Railroad Medicare, Med Cost, North Carolina Health Choice, BCBS of NC, United, Wells Fargo (Perdue) and Cigna.
The cost for the pneumonia vaccine for those without insurance listed above will be $80.
Annual influenza vaccination is the most effective method for preventing influenza virus infection and its complications, according to the Health Department.
Influenza vaccine can be administered to any person aged six months and older who does not have contraindications to vaccination to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza or of transmitting influenza to others.