Where to get flu shot

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department offers not only the basic flu shot but also the high-dose flu shot for adults older than 65; the nasal flu mist for healthy people ages 2 through 49 and women who aren't pregnant; and the intradermal shot that has a smaller needle.
by Jaclyn Cosgrove Published: January 7, 2013
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The flu shot is available in several forms and at many locations in Oklahoma City and the rest of the state.

There are a few versions of the flu shot you can take: Besides the typical flu shot, there's a high-dose shot for people older than 65 and the flu nasal mist, approved for ages 2 through 49 and for women who are not pregnant. Some clinics also offer an intradermal flu shot that has a much smaller needle.

Your county health department has flu shots readily available.

At the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, children and adults with health insurance that covers vaccines and those with incomes above 185 percent of the poverty level will be charged $25 to cover the cost of the vaccine and the cost of administering the shots. The high-dose flu shot is also available for $27.

The health department cannot bill health insurance for individual vaccinations, but some insurance companies might reimburse members who provide receipts. You can pay with cash, check or a credit card.

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department also provides flu vaccinations at no charge to people who qualify through a variety of programs. Those eligible include families with income at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level; seniors who are on Medicare; and children who have no health insurance, or are on SoonerCare or are Native American or Alaskan natives, or children whose insurance does not cover vaccines. It's important to bring documentation with you that includes the name of person seeking vaccination fee waivers.

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by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, medicine and fitness, among other things. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a news-editorial and broadcast production degree. Outside of work, she enjoys riding her bike, taking pictures of...
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