He added, “Local supply of the H1N1 vaccine has now become greater than the current demand from the targeted population groups and as such, we are pleased to offer beginning Saturday, the H1N1 vaccine to the general public, in addition to individuals from priority groups.”
Centegra evaluated several factors before lifting restrictions on H1N1 vaccine eligibility, including prior vaccine distribution patterns in McHenry County. Since late October, Centegra Health System has provided more than 18,000 vaccines.
There is no charge for the actual vaccine but there is a $15 fee to administer the immunization. These clinics will bill Medicare and Medicaid for the administration fee. All others will be expected to pay $15 at the time of service.
Flu Evaluation and Treatment Clinics
For the time being, Centegra Primary Care (CPC) has discontinued its separately dedicated clinics to treat patients with mild flu-like symptoms. The clinics were open from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at Centegra Primary Care -- McHenry, 4309 Medical Center Drive, Suite B205 and Centegra Primary Care -- Woodstock, 3707 Doty Road, Medical Office Building II. Centegra will re-open these evaluation and treatment clinics as needed throughout the flu season.
Those with mild flu symptoms including fever, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, are encouraged to call or visit their primary care physician for evaluation and treatment.
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