November 30, 2022
103 1st St
Colona, IL 61241
"Walk-In" New Bivalent Covid-19 Booster & Flu Vaccination Clinic (Colona)
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
The Henry and Stark County Health Department and First Choice Healthcare reminds residents they will be conducting a “Walk-In” Pfizer & Moderna Bivalent Covid-19 Boosters (Ages 6 yrs+) and Adult Flu Vaccination Clinic. The clinic will be administering both the New Moderna (for ages 6 yrs+) and Pfizer (for ages 12 yrs+) bivalent booster vaccinations; as well as adult (18 yrs+) seasonal flu shots. The clinic will be held on Wednesday, November 30th from 10:00am-3:00pm at the First Choice Healthcare locations in Kewanee, 110 N. Burr Blvd. (309) 852-5272, and in Colona, 103 1st Street (309) 792-4011.
Those eligible for the Moderna & Pfizer Bivalent Single Booster Doses include:
· For Pfizer - participants at least 12 years of age and older (minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).
· For Moderna – participants at least 6 years of age and older (minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).
· Those who have completed their primary Covid-19 vaccination series.
· Those who have received their most recent primary series or booster dose at least two months prior to receiving the new bivalent booster shot.
These new bivalent vaccines are designed to offer extra protection against the omicron variants which are now the dominant strain of the virus. Getting up to date now is especially important for those who are at risk of serious outcomes as the updated vaccines offer protection from hospitalization and even death.
Please note, those under 12 years of age that originally got the Pfizer primary and/or monovalent booster; may get the Moderna 6 yrs+ Bivalent booster. It is now allowed to mix and match Covid-19 (Moderna/Pfizer) boosters for everyone over the age of six. Also, Anyone 5 years+ still needing their initial Covid-19 monovalent series may attend these clinics as well.
There is No Cost for the Bivalent Covid-19 Boosters or Initial Series Covid vaccines. Flu shots may be administered at No-Charge to those who have Medicare Part-B and some insurance plans are accepted. You must, however, bring your Medicare and/or Insurance card with you in order to receive the flu shots. The cost of this year’s flu shot, for those paying cash, is $30.
We remind residents wanting to participate in this clinic that appointments are not being taken and pre-registration is not necessary. Simply come to the clinic during the service hours.