Flu Vaccine Erie, PA | LECOM Institute For Successful Aging
Flu Vaccine Erie, PA – A yearly flu vaccine is the most important step in protecting against flu viruses. LECOM Health is pleased to be your flu vaccine provider for the 2021-2022 season.

2021 Public Clinic Schedule (Updated 10/12/21)

The flu clinic scheduled for October 20th at the Bayfront Convention Center has been cancelled.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. LECOM Health is pleased to be your flu vaccine provider for the 2021-2022 season.

Which vaccines will you have available?

Fluzone High Dose Quadrivalent – specifically formulated to provide additional protection for people age 65 and older

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/qa_fluzone.htm

Fluzone Quadrivalent – recommended for those 6 months and older, however, LECOM clinics will only be vaccinating children ages 9 and up

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/quadrivalent.htm

Flucelvax Quadrivalent – egg-free, a cell-based vaccine approved for ages 2 and up, however, LECOM clinics will only be vaccinating children ages 9 and up.  This vaccine will be offered only to those individuals with an egg allergy.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/cell-based.htm

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 age 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 and Flucelvax are $29 and Fluzone High Dose (recommended for those age 65 and older) 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?

We will have walk in/drive thru clinics at the LECOM Senior Living Center (5535 Peach Street) every Thursday in September and October. Please also see the PDF of our public clinics in various locations.

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 set up 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:

Also feel free to email [email protected] or call (814) 844-3293 with any scheduling questions.

Feel free to email [email protected] or call (814) 844-3293 with any scheduling questions.

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