Representatives Kitagawa, Matayoshi Sponsor Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic Oct. 24
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – Representatives Lisa Kitagawa and Scot Z. Matayoshi are sponsoring a community drive-thru flu shot clinic at Windward Community College October 24. Times Pharmacy will administer the flu shots on a first-come, first-serve basis from 9 a.m. to noon at the college. Those who would like a flu shot should bring their insurance card, including insurance cards for children, as well as their photo ID. The flu shot is $55 for those who do not have insurance, but most insurance plans cover all or nearly all of the cost. Please remember to wear your mask.
"It's likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter," said Representative Matayoshi (D-49, Kāne‘ohe, Maunawili, Olomana)."Healthcare systems could be overwhelmed treating both patients with flu and patients with COVID-19. This means getting a flu vaccine during the 2020-2021 flu season is more important than ever."
Parents who have children are encouraged to bring their children, 3 years old and older, to this drive-thru flu shot event, especially since flu shot clinics at public schools are limited and most schools are not participating in the program this year.
"Providing a drive-thru clinic at WCC makes it very easy for residents to bring in their families and get this protective flu shot quickly and easily," said Representative Kitagawa (D-48, Kāneʻohe, Kahaluʻu, Waiāhole). "I want to thank Times Pharmacy and Windward Community College for making this critical event possible."
Windward Community Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic
9 a.m to noon, Saturday October 24
Lower Parking Lot near Hale A‘o, 45-720 Kea‘ahala Road
Bring Insurance information and Photo ID
Remember to Wear Your Mask!
Times Pharmacy contracts with all major insurance providers (HMA, HMAA, HMSA, Kaiser, UHA, TRICARE, PSWA, Hawaii Laborers Union, Medicare and Quest). Most insurance providers cover the cost of the flu vaccine completely with $0 copay, but there are some cases where the vaccine wouldn't be covered 100%. Union insurance policies have a copay of up to 10% of the total cost of the flu vaccine.
Times will invoice the clinic participant if they do have a copay. If the clinic participant's insurance does not cover the flu vaccine, the cash price for the vaccine is $55. Times will be providing regular flu vaccines at this clinic.
While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death, and getting a flu vaccine can also save healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19.
For more information call Rep. Matayoshi at (808) 586-8470 or Rep. Kitagawa at (808) 586-8540