Which vaccines will you have available?
Fluzone High Dose Quadrivalent – specifically formulated to provide additional protection for people age 65 and older
Fluzone Quadrivalent – recommended for those 6 months and older, however, LECOM clinics will only be vaccinating children ages 9 and up
Flublock Quadrivalent – This is a new egg free formulation we have this year. It is given to ages 18 and up.
All vaccinations offered at LECOM’s clinics are quadrivalent, meaning they contain 4 strains of the flu virus – two influenzas A viruses and two influenza B viruses.
Who can receive a flu shot at LECOM’s clinics?
We are offering flu shots to anyone ages 9 and up. Children under 18 will need written consent from a parent or guardian. Please talk to your doctor before receiving a vaccine if you have ever had a severe reaction to a vaccine in the past or have a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Will the vaccine be covered under my insurance?
The flu vaccine is covered under most insurances. FLUZONE® HIGH-DOSE QUADRIVALENT is free with Medicare Part B, and it may be covered with no co-payment or deductible under Medicare Advantage and private insurance plans.
For specific questions, please email [email protected] or call (814) 844-3293.
If I don’t have insurance, what is the cash price?
Fluzone Quadrivalent is $28, Fluzone High Dose (recommended for those age 65 and older) is $65 (subject to change) and Flublok is $65.
What do I need to bring to the flu shot clinic?
Please bring your photo ID and insurance card(s). A PDF of our consent form is also available below. Filling this out ahead of time will help expedite your registration process.
How can I find a clinic near me?
The LECOM Center for Health and Aging (3910 Schaper Avenue) holds public vaccine clinics Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 AM – 4 PM. Walk-ins are welcome! Please see our 2023 Public Vaccine Clinic List to find vaccine clinics in your area.
Do I need to make an appointment?
No appointment is necessary for any of our public clinics.
What are common side effects of the flu vaccine?
The most common side effect is soreness, redness, and/or swelling in the area the vaccine was administered. You may also experience mild headache, fever, nausea, or body aches. Let your doctor know if you experience any severe side effects.
Does the flu vaccine contain thimerosal?
All the vaccines offered by LECOM Health this flu season are preservative free and do not contain thimerosal.
I’d like to host a clinic at the church/nursing home/community center I work at, who can I contact?
Inquiries for scheduling can be submitted using the following form: LECOM Flu Shot Clinic Scheduling Questionnaire (office.com)
Feel free to email [email protected]
or call (814) 488-3939 with any scheduling questions.