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Where you can get a flu shot in central Indiana

Posted at 3:54 PM, Sep 28, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — Fall is here, and flu season is not far behind.

Local and national health experts have emphasized the need for people to get vaccinated for influenza due to the combined threats of COVID-19 and the seasonal flu.

"We're telling people that, when the flu vaccine becomes available, make sure you get vaccinated so that you could at least blunt the effect of one of those two potential respiratory infections," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told MarketWatch in July.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people get a flu shot every year and reminds Americans they cannot catch the flu from the vaccine.

At least 132 Hoosiers died from the flu during the 2019-20 season, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

Many health insurance companies cover a flu shot with no co-pay.

Here are some of the places where you can get a flu shot. This list will be updated.

Click here to schedule an appointment for a flu shot at a CVS Minute Clinic.

Kroger recommends customers schedule an appointment online and complete pre-visit paperwork before visiting.

People can schedule a visit online, but Walgreens also accepts walk-in flu shot customers.

Indiana University Health will conduct free drive-thru flu shot clinics in October:

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

St. Monica Catholic Church

  • Sunday, Oct. 25
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 6131 Michigan Rd. Indianapolis

La Plaza

  • Friday, Oct. 30
  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • 8902 E. 38th St., Indianapolis

The Marion County Public Health Department will host flu shot clinics on a walk-in basis at the following locations. Flu shots through the health department are $20 for adults and for children ages 2-18. Children under two are free. Medicaid and Medicare are accepted.

Thursday, Oct. 22

  • Englewood Christian Church
  • 57 N. Rural St.
  • 4-6 p.m.

The Marion County Health Department will also host weekly flu shot clinics at its three main district health offices. An appointment is required.

Northeast District Health Office

  • 6042 E. 21st St.
  • Wednesdays, Noon-4 p.m. (Oct. 28)
  • Thursdays, 8 a.m.-Noon (Oct. 22, 29)
  • Appointments: 317-221-7300

South District Health Office

  • 7551 S. Shelby St.
  • Thursdays, Noon-4 p.m. (Oct. 22, 29)
  • Fridays, 8 a.m.-Noon (Oct. 23, 30)
  • Appointments: 317-221-5700

Northwest District Health Office

  • 6940 N. Michigan Road
  • Tuesdays, Noon-4 p.m. (Oct. 27)
  • Thursdays, 8 a.m.-Noon (Oct. 22, 29)
  • Appointments: 317-221-7500

The Johnson County Public Library will host two drive-thru flu and pneumonia vaccine clinics. Vaccines are no cost with most insurance coverage, or $15 per vaccine if a person does not have coverage. People can choose to get one or both vaccines. Appointments are not needed. Masks are required.

Clark Pleasant Branch

  • 530 Tracy Road, New Whiteland
  • Monday, Oct. 26, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Franklin Branch

  • 401 S. State St., Franklin
  • Friday, Oct. 30, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Purpose of Life Ministries is offering free flu shots in October. You can view more information below: