2021-22 Flu Vaccine Information
Flu Vaccine FAQs
Can you bill Medicare or Medicid?
Yes, GCHD will bill Medicare and Medicaid for flu shots.
Can you bill my health insurance?
Yes. GCHD can bill most health insurance plans.
Will you give flu shots at my workplace?
The Grundy County Health Department gives flu shots at several area businesses. To be eligible, your work site must have ordered vaccine last spring. If you would like us to include your business in our worksite flu program in 2020, please contact us at 660.359.4196..
Who should get the flu shot this year?
The recommendations for 2019-20 remain unchanged from last year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends a flu shot for everyone over the age of six months.
Who is considered high-risk for complications of the flu?
People OVER age 65 or UNDER age 5
Are there people that should not take a flu shot?
You should NOT take a flu shot if you are:
Under 6 months old,
Have been diagnosed with Guillian-Barre,
Have a severe allergy to any of the components of the flu vaccine (check with your physician),
Have had a severe reaction to a past flu shot (check with your physician).
I'm pregnant, can I take a flu shot?
Yes! Pregnant women are considered high risk for complications from the flu and should get a flu shot. Visit the CDC Pregnant Women page to learn more.
I have a three month old baby, he's at high risk but cannot take the shot, what can I do to protect him?
The best protection for a child younger than six months is for all of his household contacts to be vaccinated. Visit the CDC Infant Caregiver page.
I don't have health insurance, can I still get a flu shot?
Absolutely! If you are not covered by health insurance, please make a donation.
Do you have the High Dose vaccine?
Yes. The Grundy County Health Department has a supply of high-dose flu vaccine for people over age 65.