Influenza Vaccine - Seasonal Flu

Influenza Vaccine Information 2015-16

Updated October 13, 2015

 Injectable Influenza Vaccine is now available for adults 19 years and older and for children 3 years through 18 years who have insurance that pays for immunizations.

 19 years and older.  Flu shots will be given every Monday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at our office while supplies last. 

 3 years through 18 years of age.  We now have a supply of injectable influenza vaccine for this age group who have medical insurance that pays for immunizations.  This is quadrivalent vaccine and is preservative free.  We will administer this vaccine during our normal immunization clinic hours, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. This vaccine has been privately purchased by the Health Department.  You do not have to pre-register if your child is only receiving flu vaccine. 

 
We do NOT have FluMist.  We do NOT have influenza vaccine for ages 6 months through 35 months who have insurance that pays for immunizations.  


Cost:
$20.00.  We accept cash, credit/debit cards with a small transaction fee. At this time we are not filing Medicare or private insurance. 

High dose flu vaccine for 65 years and older: We are waiting on another shipment due the end of October.  Call our office at 317-776-8500 or continue to check this website.    

 

Pediatric Influenza Vaccine- Is now available for ages 6 months thru 18 years of age if eligibility requirements are met (see below).  Flu shots/FluMist will be giving during normal immunization clinics hours, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM.  There is an $8.00 administrative fee per vaccine.  We accept cash, or debit/credit cards with a small transaction fee.  Medicaid recipients must show their card in order to waive the fee.  You do not have to pre-register your child if you are only requesting flu vaccine.  Pre-registration is required to receive any other type of immunizations. Visit http://www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/278/Immunization-Information for more information.  A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. 

 FluMist will be given to any child 2 years and older unless there is a medical reason. 


 Please Note: The same eligibility restrictions for routine immunizations will be in place for influenza vaccine.  Only those children age 6 months through 18 years with the following insurance status will be seen at our office for government supplied vaccine.  If your insurance pays for immunizations, please make arrangements to have the flu vaccine at your private provider/medical facility or read the last section regarding injectable influenza vaccine for children 3 years and older who are fully insured.
  •  Medicaid- Child 0 thru 18 years of age that has any form of Medicaid insurance. Medicaid recipients must show their card at each visit.
  • Native American or Alaskan Native - Child 0 thru 18 years of age who identifies as an American Indian or Alaskan Native regardless of insurance.
  • No Health Insurance ("Uninsured") - Child 0 thru 18 years of age who does not have health insurance.
  • Insurance Does Not Cover Vaccines ("Underinsured") - Child 0 thru 18 years of age who has health insurance, but the health insurance does not pay for vaccine coverage, children whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (these children are categorized as underinsured for non-covered vaccines only) or children whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount (once that coverage amount is met, these children are categorized as "No Health Insurance" or "Underinsured").

The Hamilton County Health Department CANNOT administer immunizations, including influenza vaccine, to children from birth through 18 years of age who have the following insurance status:

  • Fully Insured ("Not Eligible") - Child 0 thru 18 years of age who has health insurance which provides coverage for vaccines, including those who have high deductibles, 80/20 or percentage based coverage or has a co-pay. If you do not know if your insurance covers immunizations, contact your insurance provider.  We are unable to provide immunizations to any child in this category.