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Deirdre Arvidson, B.S.N., R.N.
Public Health Nurse
508-375-6617
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The Barnstable County Public Health Nursing Division, located within the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, offers a wide variety of health-related activities and services to Barnstable County residents. Our professional nursing staff directs efforts toward educating people about health issues, investigating health problems and providing immunizations, and engaging in community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.

 

Don't Forget to Get a Flu Shot this Season!
Did you know? Everyone in your family who is 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year. #FightFlu

 

 DOWNLOAD AND PRINT A FLU VACCINE CONSENT FORM TO BRING WITH  YOU FOR THE DRIVE-THRU FLU CLINIC ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 

 

Barnstable County to Host Drive-Thru Flu Shot Event

When: September 26, 2020 | 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM | No appointment is necessary. Available to everyone in Barnstable County ages 6 month +

Where: Barnstable County Complex in Barnstable Village. Enter the complex at the side driveway from Railroad Avenue. Signs will be posted for the drive-thru flu clinic directing you to the parking lot in front of the old jailhouse. A volunteer will direct you to a lane.

Instructions before arrival:

  • To receive your flu vaccination, you will need to bring a completed consent form for each person being vaccinated.  Consent forms will be available to download and print at https://www.barnstablecountyhealth.org/programs-and-services/public-health-nurse
  • Bring your insurance card for billing; there is no co-pay. Children 18 and under are free (state vaccine), and adults with no insurance are also free (state vaccine).
  • Those who are getting the vaccine should remember to wear short sleeves or clothing with easy access to the upper arm.
  • Kindly leave pets at home.

Vaccines Available:

  • Offering Quadrivalent influenza vaccine (designed to protect against four different influenza viruses; two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses)
  • Immunizing ages six months +
  • High dose flu vaccine available for ages 65+
  • State vaccine is available for the uninsured.

 

Read Drive Thru Flu Shot Event Details

Click here to sign up for 2020 town flu clinics!

For questions about flu clinics in your town, please contact the town health department.

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