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, Mich. – The Dearborn Health Department is still offering the H1N1 flu vaccine to any Wayne County resident, without restrictions on age or health requirements.

The H1N1 vaccine is free for Wayne County residents.

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

Low cost seasonal flu shots can also 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.
If you have Medicare Part B, the cost of your seasonal flu shot will be covered under that plan. Bring your Medicare Part B card when you come to get your seasonal flu shot.

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

· 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.

You must bring photo identification to verify residency status. Payment for seasonal flu shots can be made in cash or by charge (MasterCard or Visa; no debit cards.)