The Barton County Health Department is encouraging residents of the county to make sure they get a flu shot to protect from seasonal flu this year. To make it easier for people in many of the county’s smaller communities, the new mobile unit this week will be making the rounds in an effort to reach out to residents and provide flu shots.
On Tuesday Sept. 29, the mobile unit will visit the western half of the county. Starting at 8 a.m. at the fire station in Galatia, and traveling to Olmitz (New Place, 9:30 a.m.), Albert (City of Albert, 1 p.m.) and Pawnee Rock (City of Pawnee Rock, 2:30 p.m.) residents can come for a drive-thru flu shot.
On Thursday, Oct. 1, the mobile unit will stop in the eastern half of the county for an hour in each location. Starting at Susank’s Co-op at 8:30 a.m, they will travel onto Beaver’s Co-op arriving at 10 a.m., then The Odin Store in Odin from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, and finishing the trip with a final stop at the Claflin Fire Department at 1:30 p.m.
No appointment is needed. Participants will be asked to fill out a welcome questionnaire and a Web IZ form in order to get a shot. Insurance can be billed. For self-pay customers, cost ranges from $40 for a regular dose to $75 for a high dose or Flublok. The phone number for the Barton County Health Department is 620-793-1902.