DEKALB COUNTY, GA – DeKalb County Board of Health is hosting a drive-thru flu vaccination event this Saturday, Sept. 17, 8 a.m. until noon, at Dunwoody High School.
This event is focused on adults ages 18 and older, seniors 65 and older who may need a high-dose vaccine for added protection, individuals who are immunocompromised or have chronic health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease), and pregnant women. Pediatric flu vaccines will be given at DeKalb’s regional health center locations during regular business hours.
Three types of flu vaccine will be available: standard, Flublok®, and high dose.
All patients should bring their insurance information and photo ID. Flu shots are available at no cost with most private insurance and Medicare.
The Board of Health accepts Aetna, Amerigroup, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, Medicare Part B, Peach State Health Plan (including PeachCare for Kids), and State Health Benefit Plan (excluding Kaiser Permanente). Those who are not insured or their plan doesn’t cover the flu shot may receive a shot for a low cost. Cash, checks drawn on banks with branch locations in Georgia, and credit/debit cards are accepted. Other insurances may be accepted, but call ahead to verify acceptance.
After Saturday’s event, flu shots will be available on an appointment and walk-in basis Monday through Friday between 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays recognized by the State of Georgia, at the following regional health center locations:
- Clifton Springs Health Center, 3110 Clifton Springs Rd., Decatur
- East DeKalb Health Center, 2277 S. Stone Mountain-Lithonia Rd., Lithonia
- North DeKalb Health Center, 3807 Clairmont Rd. NE, Chamblee
- T.O. Vinson Health Center, 440 Winn Way, Decatur
For more information about the flu or the DeKalb County Board of Health’s immunization programs, including onsite worksite or community flu clinics, visitdekalbhealth.net/flu or call 404-294-3700.