With a particularly harsh flu season this year, Wake County officials say it is not too late to receive the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is the best protection from flu and its complications. North Carolinians can expect the flu season to last through March.
“This year’s flu has hit 18- to 64-year-olds the hardest,” said Wake Human Services Medical Director Kim McDonald. “We’ve seen more complications and deaths among this age group.”
The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six months of age and older and those who have long term health problems.
The cost for a flu vaccine (shot or nasal spray) is $30. High dose flu vaccine costs $60. Payment is expected at the time of service. Wake County accepts cash, checks, Medicare Part B, Medicaid, Blue Cross and Blue Shield and North Carolina Health Choice. Clients with Medicare HMOs or other insurance should bring an insurance card and will be required to pay for their flu vaccine at the time of service.
Vaccines are available to southern Wake County at the Southern Regional Center, 130 N. Judd Parkway, Fuquay-Varina. 919-557-2501. Call to book an appointment.