09 Sep PGTPL to Offer Flu Shots for the Public
Plainfield Library and Plainfield WalMart Neighborhood Market Pharmacy Work Together to Host Flu Shot Clinic
The Plainfield Library will host two flu shot clinics at the Library in September and October of this year.
What You Need to Get Your Vaccine
For the first time in several years, PGTPL is proud to offer two vaccine clinics hosted in partnership with the Plainfield WalMart Neighborhood Market Pharmacy. The first session will be on Wednesday, September 22, from 10a -1p, and the second will be on Tuesday, October 26, from 4-7p.
Everyone over 12 years of age is welcome to take advantage of this program. Participants under 18 years of age will need a parent or legal guardian. Regular and high dose (for 65+) flu vaccines will be available, as well as Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines.
Participants will need to bring their ID and insurance cards (medical/pharmacy insurance cards). Billing for the vaccine is sent through insurance and most insurance companies will cover the cost of the vaccine at no charge. Unfortunately, neither cash nor credit will be accepted.
“We are always looking for new and exciting ways to serve our community,” said Library Director Montie Manning, “and this partnership with the Walmart Neighborhood Market Pharmacy is a clear opportunity to do just that.”
Influenza viruses change often, and vaccines are updated annually. Manufacturers predict they will provide 188 to 200 million influenza vaccines to the U.S. in 2021-2022, according to the CDC. For this upcoming flu season, all flu vaccines will be quadrivalent, protecting against four influenza viruses. “September through October is generally a good time to get the flu vaccine,” says Anu Patel, Pharmacy Manager at Plainfield WalMart Neighborhood Market. “Getting the flu vaccine can reduce illness, doctor visits, and missed work and school due to the flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and death.”
For more information about the flu clinic, contact the library by phone at 317-839-6602 or by email at AskUs@plainfieldlibrary.net.