FLU SHOTS: Rockingham County Public Health
 
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Posted on Saturday October 21, 2017
 
Rockingham County Division of Public Health Vaccinations Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm. MORE INFO: 336-342-8140.
 

Contact: Katrina R. White                                                 
Phone Number: 336-342-815
Email Address: kwhite@co.rockingham.nc.us 
  

Rockingham County Division of Public Health

Prepares for the Flu Season 

Wentworth, NC - The Rockingham County Division of Public Health is underway with the 2017 - 2018 Influenza Campaign and offering vaccinations Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  For more information about the flu vaccine, eligibility or to make an appointment, please call the Rockingham County Division of Public Health at 336-342-8140.

Seasonal flu occurs every year and is highly contagious.  The flu is caused by a virus that cannot be treated by antibiotics.  The flu is much more than just a simple cold and will occur more suddenly and severely.  Symptoms include fever, chills, headaches, aching muscles, cough, and sore throat.  If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms it is best to stay home on bed rest for a few days to avoid coming into contact with other people.  Some people are at a greater risk for developing flu-related complications, they include: children younger than five, adults 65 years of age and older, pregnant women, and others with certain illnesses or diseases (consult your regular doctor if you are unsure if you are at a greater risk). 

In order to avoid catching the flu, your best defense is to get the flu vaccine which can protect you for up to one year.  It is also best to practice preventive actions everyday such as: covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, washing your hands with soap and water, and avoiding contact with sick people.  Most healthy people with the flu do not need to be treated with antiviral drugs.  However, it’s very important that antiviral drugs be used early to treat flu in people who are very sick with the flu and have a greater chance of getting serious flu complications.

When planning for your flu vaccination, please be sure to bring your Medicare/HMO and/or your Medicaid card to the health department or the community site.  If you are not covered by Medicare or Medicaid, there is a fee of $29.75 for the flu vaccine (Quadrivalent), $45.00 for the “High Dose” (available for seniors only and covered by Medicare) and $68.00 for the pneumonia vaccine (which includes a $20.00 administrative fee).  No out of pocket cost if you are filing your insurance.

If your insurance carrier is Humana HMO or United Health Care Compass, your Primary Care Provider (PCP) must provide your annual flu vaccine in order to cover cost.

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 Rockingham County North Carolina
Contact Us
Rockingham County Government
371 NC Hwy 65
Reidsville NC 27320
Phone: 336.342.8100
Fax: 336.342.8105
 
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