WK Quick Care physicians confirm that flu season has started and they are urging the public to get vaccinated. To make getting a flu shot more convenient for today’s mobile society, Quick Care Bossier will offer a unique one-day program with drive-thru flu shots.
On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the staff will allow patients to roll down their car windows and roll up their sleeves to receive a flu shot. The drive-thru flu shots will be available from 7 to 10 a.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bossier location only.
Flu shots for adults and children age 3 and up will be administered. Quadrivalent vaccine and high dose vaccine will be offered to those 65 and older. Flu shots are also available inside all Quick Care locations throughout flu season, while supplies last.
“A flu shot is your first line of defense against what can be a serious, even life-threatening disease,” said Cathy Speights, MD, medical director of WK Quick Care. “With this program we’re hoping to draw attention to the need for a flu shot and to offer it in a unique and convenient manner.”
Participants will complete a short consent form and staff will collect insurance coverage for billing since most insurance providers cover flu vaccines. For those who want to save extra time, the form is available at wkquickcare.com. It can be completed and signed in advance. If insurance coverage is not available, the cost of the shot is $35 cash.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC ) indicates that flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop about two weeks after the vaccine is administered. The antibodies offer protection against the viruses in the vaccine. The vaccine each year is designed to protect people against the viruses predicted to be the most common for that season. The CDC also recommends that everyone 6 months or older should receive a flu vaccine.