Free H1N1 flu vaccine for Wayne County residents, low-cost seasonal flu shots still offered to all

It’s not too late to get protection from troublesome illnesses

DEARBORN – The Health Department is still offering free H1N1 flu vaccines to any Wayne County resident, without restrictions on age or health requirements.

The Health Department, inside Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It is closed on Thursdays. Call (313) 943-2090.

Seasonal flu shots also can be obtained at the Health Department.

Health officials recommend vaccination against both H1N1 and seasonal flu, which could continue to spread in the remaining winter months.

Seasonal flu shots will be covered under Medicare Part B.

For those without Medicare Part B, the cost for a seasonal flu shot is:

• Senior citizens (age 65 and older) – $15 for Dearborn residents and $20 for non-residents.

• Adults (ages 18 through 64) – $20 for Dearborn residents and $25 for non-residents.

• Children (ages six months to 18 years) – $10 for Dearborn residents and $15 for non-residents.

Photo identification is required to verify residency status. Payment for seasonal flu shots can be made in cash or by charge (MasterCard or Visa; no debit cards).