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 2022-2023 season.

On Friday, September 2nd we will be giving out this year’s flu vaccination at the Zem Zem Shrine Club (2525 West 38th Street) 9am – 3pm. It is free and open to the public. Flu vaccines are available to ages 5 and older. Please bring your ID and insurance card (most insurances companies cover 100% of your flu vaccine cost).

Flu Vaccines are available on the following dates:

 Starting September 6, 2022

Every Tuesday 9AM – 7PM

Every Friday 9AM – 5PM

 

Location:

LECOM Center for Health and Aging

3910 Schaper Avenue

Erie, PA 16508

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Flublock Quadrivalent – This is a new egg free formulation we have this year. It is given to ages 18 and up.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/qa_flublok-vaccine.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 5 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 $68 (subject to change) and Flublok is $68.

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 Center for Health and Aging (3910 Schaper Avenue) 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.