Flu Shots on STX
Where can I get a flu shot on STX, fast and cheap?
Last year, I went to a doctor who charged a lot ($60). The previous year I went to Charles Harwood clinic who charged less ($30, I think) but it took two trips and several hours of waiting. Are there less expensive doctors, or any flu clinics scheduled at the supermarkets or Sunshine Mall? I recall fast and cheap flu clinics years ago but haven’t noticed them recently.
This bulletin from the DOH dated December 2013 provides contact numbers for information on 'flu shots. The new season is coming up, so suggest calling them to see if anything has yet been lined up for this year:
Frederiksted clinic has flu shots, you can walk in and register for a nurse visit. Last year they offered free flu shots for one month, not sure about this year - but even if it's not free, will def be a lot cheaper than $60 (prob around $20-25ish, not 100% sure though).
The wait shouldn't be extremely long for it, but it all depends on how slammed the clinic is and/or whether or not they are short-staffed.
you can call immunization clinic at CH and ask them if they will be doing any free clinics. Sometimes they do one or two in October, and then at other programs through the year, like Ag Fair etc. When I was working on stx I arranged for them to come and do a clinic for our employees for free...but we had a lot of employees.
The information on who to call is listed in the DOH bulletin I linked earlier:
"“Get the flu shot, it’s a health-wise decision”, Jackson said, as she urges that you stay abreast of the Department’s Health Advisories; also announcements of upcoming scheduled flu vaccination clinics for 2014. Feel free to also contact the Immunization Program in your respective District: St. Croix (340) 773-1311 Ext. 3254 and St. Thomas/St. John (340) 774-7477 Ext. 2120 for more information ... "
As seen on AARP Facebook page.
Free Flu Vaccine Outreach DON'T MISS!!! - AARP VI & the VI Department of Health will be providing flu shots to AARP members and individuals 50 years and older. Please make sure to bring your Medicare card and Immunization card if you have one.
October 17, 2014
9am - 2pm
AARP VI State Office Parking Lot
And what if we are an AARP member and don't have a Medicare card?
Call AARP of the Virgin Islands or Department of Health Immunization Clinic St.Croix for more information or any questions, if that is the case. I'm just passing on what I read on their Facebook page for those who are interested.