Genesee Health Plan to host second ‘Flu Drive-Thru Vaccine’ event Dec. 11

FLINT – To continue to help Genesee County residents stay healthy and maintain safety guidelines for social distancing, Genesee Health Plan (GHP) will host a second “Flu Drive-Thru Vaccine” event from 3-6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 with support from community partners.

Attendees can conveniently access GHP’s heated drive-thru service bays, roll down their window and roll up their sleeve to receive their flu shot. Children ages 4 and older may also receive a flu shot at the drive thru.

Genesee Health plan is located at 2171 S. Linden Rd.

Additional services at the event will include COVID-19 information and testing sites, and a Care Kit Giveaway provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Additional vaccines available inside of the GHP office include: Flu vaccine (6 months and up), high-dose flu vaccine for seniors ages 65 and up, Pneumonia and T-DAP, provided by Genesee County Health Department. COVID -19 safety guidelines will be followed.

No out-of-pocket cost to attendees.

Recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed. Masks or face coverings are required for all attendees, and those receiving vaccines inside of the office including a temperature/COVID-19 screening.

This event may be canceled due to inclement weather or COVID-19 restrictions. If canceled, notification will be on the GHP website (geneseehealthplan.org), on GHP social media and on the local news.

The Flu Drive-Thru Vaccine Event is in recognition of the National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 6-12, and is a call to all Americans 6 months and older to get their annual flu vaccine if they have not already.

Since COVID-19 and flu could spread simultaneously this winter, this week will serve to remind people that there is still time to get a flu vaccine to protect against flu illness and serious flu complications, such as worsening of chronic conditions or pneumonia.

Details: Visit www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/prevention.htm. – G.G.