SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
Hometown Health will provide northern Nevada residents with the convenience of drive-thru seasonal flu shots, Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to noon, at Renown South Meadows Medical Center, 10101 Double R Blvd. This event is one of more than 35 scheduled Renown Health seasonal flu and pneumonia shot offerings around the Truckee Meadows this season.
“The drive-thru flu shot event is one of our most requested events because of the ease and convenience it offers,” said Ty Windfeldt, vice president of Hometown Health. “Depending on wait times, the entire process can take as little as 10 minutes. It’s great for people who know they should get the shot or want the shot but have trouble finding the time to fit in a visit to their doctor’s office.”
Seasonal flu shots are offered at no cost to Medicare beneficiaries (Part B), members of Senior Care Plus or Hometown Health fully insured HMO and PPO plans and Renown Health employee plans. All other persons can receive the seasonal flu shots for $28 and pneumonia shots for $60. Pneumonia shots will be offered for those people whose medical conditions could be helped by one (individuals must meet CDC requirements). There are no out-of-pocket costs for Medicare (Part B), Senior Care Plus members or Hometown Health fully insured HMO and PPO plans. For all others, the pneumonia shot is $60.
“The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a flu vaccine as the first and most important thing people can do to protect against the flu,” said Lori Mitchell, health management services manager at Renown Health. “Additional preventive actions like washing your hands regularly and covering your cough will help stop the spread of germs.”
If unable to attend this flu shot event, people are encouraged to visit www.renown.org/flu for a complete seasonal flu and pneumonia shot schedule and locations. Pediatric flu shots are available by appointment only for children ages six months to eight years old. Call 775-982-5433 to schedule. Flu shots are available to children ages nine to 17 with a parent present.
About Hometown Health
Hometown Health, the health insurance division of Renown Health, offers a range of health insurance plans and services through its family of companies. Hometown Health Plan, Inc., a health maintenance organization, serves fully insured employer groups and offers Senior Care Plus, a Medicare Advantage Plan. Hometown Health Providers Insurance Company, Inc., offers preferred provider organization medical plans and dental plans to fully insured and self-funded employer groups plus administrative services to self-funded health-insurance plans. To learn more, visit hometownhealth.com.