Each year, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States get influenza and several thousand die from the disease. Vaccination is especially important for those at high risk of serious complications from the flu and their close contacts. This includes seniors, young children, pregnant women, and people with chronic health conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease. Close contacts include health care providers, parents and caregivers.
Lake Regional makes it easy to protect yourself and your family from the flu with several convenient ways to get your flu vaccine.
Lake Regional Primary Care Clinics
All seven Lake Regional primary care clinics — Camdenton, Eldon, Iberia, Lake Ozark, Laurie, Macks Creek and Osage Beach — provide flu shots for established patients during regular office hours. Scheduled appointments are preferred.
Flu shots are provided as a nurse visit. Children must be at least 12 years old or have prior approval from their pediatrician for a nurse-administered vaccination.
Lake Regional Pharmacy
Lake Regional Pharmacy offers flu shots at each of its four convenient locations: Osage Beach, Camdenton, Lake Ozark and Laurie. Quadrivalent vaccine is $25; high-dose trivalent vaccine is $50. High-dose is recommended only for seniors 65 years and older. Children must be at least 12 years old to receive a pharmacy flu shot.
At Lake Regional Occupational Medicine
Lake Regional Occupational Medicine offers flu vaccination services for area employers.
Businesses can choose to send employees to the clinic, or Lake Regional Occupational Medicine will come to the business to provide vaccines on site. Flexible payment options are available, including direct bill, insurance billing and cash payments. Also, small businesses may use vouchers to send employees to the clinic.
To schedule a flu shot clinic or for more information, employers should contact Occupational Medicine clinic manager Rachel Bailey at 573-348-8045.