Oakland County Launches At-Home Flu Vaccines for Older Adults

The Oakland County Health Division is launching a new program to vaccinate homebound residents, ages 65 and older, for influenza. Public Health nurses will visit residents’ homes during a designated appointment time, beginning on Tuesday, October 27. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, call the Health Division’s Nurse on Call at 800-848-5533.

Payment options include Medicare, Medicaid, most Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and Blue Care Network, and additional insurances. No one will be denied access to services due to lack of insurance – there is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available.

It is important to note that the flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, however, it has many additional benefits. A flu vaccine can help prevent flu illness, reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalizations, reduce the severity of the illness, and protect you and those around you. It is very important to continue wearing masks, practice social distancing, and wash your hands regularly, to not only prevent the spread of COVID-19, but also the flu.  

To learn more, please visit: https://www.oakgov.com/pages/news.aspx#/oakland-county-launches-at-home-flu-shots-for-older-adults

For up-to-date information, visit www.oakgov.com/health, follow the Health Division on Facebook and Twitter @publichealthOC, or call the Health Division’s Flu Shot Hotline at800-434-3358. Nurse on Call is also available to answer questions at800-848-5533, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

POST WRITTEN BY

Reilly Coleman

Communications Assistant