Each year, the Caldwell County Health Department provides flu vaccinations to the public. The administration
of vaccines is done through an annual drive-thru clinic. A drive-thru clinic is an event where individuals can
receive their vaccine without leaving their cars. This year the Caldwell County Health Department will be
holding its annual “Flu Drive-Thru Clinic” on Saturday, October 10th at Caldwell County Health Department.
The drive-thru clinic is open to the public from 8:00am-10:00am. This year’s flu vaccine being distributed is the
quadrivalent vaccine. The quadrivalent flu vaccine is designed to protect against four different flu viruses; two
influenza A (H1N1) viruses and two influenza B viruses.
Payment for flu vaccines can be made with cash, check, current Medicare part B card, current Medicaid card
or any other private insurance card. You must present a copy of your insurance card at time of service or you
will be charged a $25 fee for the vaccine.
Flu consent forms must be filled out in order to receive the vaccination. For your convenience and to save
time at the clinic, these forms can be picked up at both the Caldwell County Health Department and the Caldwell County libraries, Lenoir,
Hudson and Granite Falls Branches.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, that getting vaccinated is the single best way for
people to protect not only themselves against flu, but their loved ones as well. “As this year’s flu season
approaches remember these 4 small tips to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others: Wash your
hands often, cover your cough, stay home when sick and get your flu vaccine,” said the Caldwell County
Health Department’s preparedness coordinator, Chad Coffey.
For more information call Caldwell County Health Department’s information line at 828-426-8456.