Free clinic offers flu shots for all
Hope Family Care Center in Cicero opens its doors several times each month to provide free medical and dental care to those in the area who are uninsured or underinsured. This month, it will open those doors a little wider, offering flu shots to anyone, whether they have insurance or not.
The clinic, 270 W. Jackson St., will administer the shots from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22. The shots will cost $10. The clinic will file insurance and Medicare claims.
Appointments are not necessary, but patients are asked to call the clinic in advance at 984-3444 so it can ensure that an ample supply of serum is available.
“Hope Family Care Center’s mission is to provide quality health care for our community, and we always welcome patients from outside of Hamilton County who may not be able to afford seeing a physician,” stated Mike Jenkins, medical clinic CEO. “Offering the flu shots to everyone, even those who are insured, is a way we can serve the entire community.”
The CDC recommends everyone who is at least 6 months old get the flu vaccine, particularly those who are at high risk of developing serious complications if they get sick with the flu, including those who have asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease and those who are pregnant or 65 and older. For more information, visit www.hopefamilycare.org.