Goshen Physicians offers drive-thru flu shots

October 13, 2022

Goshen Physicians will be hosting drive-thru flu shot clinics this fall. These clinics are open to the community for ages 10 and older. The influenza vaccine is free with most insurance plans. Cash, check and credit card will also be accepted. Self-pay cost is $40 for the low dose and $107 for the high dose. No prior registration is necessary, but participants should bring a photo ID, insurance card and payment method. Parent/guardian signature is required for those under 18.
 
Drive-thru flu shot clinic schedule:
 
October 15
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Goshen Physicians Family Medicine | Pro Park
2014 S Main St.
Goshen, IN 46526
 
October 29
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Urgent Care Goshen Physicians
2824 Elkhart Rd.
Goshen, IN 46526
 
November 12
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Goshen Physicians | Parkway at 17
851 Parkway Ave.
Elkhart, IN 46516
 
Note, clinics will be held at Goshen Physicians offices, but they are open to anyone – being a current patient is not required. Also, dates and times are subject to change for inclement weather.

“With the fall influenza season fast approaching and COVID-19 protocols loosening, it's opening the door for infections like the flu to spread more easily again,” said Dr. Dan Nafziger, Goshen Hospital Chief Medical Officer and Infectious Disease Specialist.
 
Flu symptoms tend to be worse than a cold. The flu can lead to sinus and ear infections, pneumonia, bacterial infections or hospitalization. For people who already have medical conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart disease, the flu can make their conditions worse and lead to serious complications.
 
Flu shots prevent 40 percent of flu-related hospitalizations among adults and 82 percent of admissions into an intensive care unit.