Registered nurses from Sutter Care at Home will be giving flu shots at the San Leandro Community Center, located at 13909 East 14th Street, on Thursdays Oct. 3 and 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The immunizations will be given on a first come, first served basis.
The flu shot will cost $5 per person. If Medicare Part B covers you, Sutter Care will bill Medicare and you will not be charged — however, you must bring proof of insurance with you.
Pneumonia shots will be available for $70; preservative free shots (for those pregnant or allergic to thimerosal) will be available for $30 and Flu Mist (ages 2-49) will be available for $30. Fees can be paid by cash or check.
How much are the shots? The flu shot is $5, preservative free flu shot is $30 (for those pregnant or allergic to thimerosal), Flu Mist is $30 and the pneumonia shot is $70.
If Medicare covers you, is your shot free? If Medicare Part B covers you, there is no cost to you for the shot. Sutter Care at Home will bill Medicare for payment. We will verify coverage by checking the red, white and blue Medicare Part B card at the time of the shot.
Are Medicare HMOs the same as Medicare Part B? No. If a Medicare HMO, such as Pacificare, Medicare Advantage, Kaiser, SecureHorizons, Healthnet Seniority Plus, CHAMPUS, etc., covers you you need to pay for your shot at the clinic or see your own health care provider for a shot.
What about non-Medicare insurance, such as Kaiser, PacifiCare, Healthnet or Blue Cross? Other than Medicare Part B, Sutter Care at Home cannot bill insurance companies for a shot. If you do not have Medicare Part B coverage, you will need to pay in order to receive a shot at the clinic. Sutter Care at Home will provide a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement of all or part of what you’ve paid. Sutter Care at Home is not responsible for any difference between what you pay and what you may receive as reimbursement.
Do you give shots to children? We provide shots for children ages 3 and above if accompanied by a parent or guardian. We provide Flu Mist for children 2 and above if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Do you give shots to pregnant women? We provide shots for pregnant women. In accordance with State regulations, we will provide preservative-free vaccine for pregnant women, as our supplies last. The cost for a preservative-free shot for a pregnant woman is $30.
Who should receive a pneumonia shot? Pneumonia vaccinations are recommended for those 65 years or older. Only one pneumonia shot is needed after age 65, if you have not received one before. If you received a pneumonia shot before you turned 65, you should get a booster shot after you turn 65. There should be five years between the initial shot and the booster. Please check with your doctor if you are unsure about whether you need a pneumonia vaccine.
What if this is my first flu shot? If this is your first time receiving a flu shot, please plan on remaining at the clinic for 10 minutes after you get your shot, in the unlikely event that there is a reaction to the shot.
What is Sutter Care at Home? We are a not-for-profit community based home health care and hospice organization that serves 12 Northern California counties. All proceeds from our flu shot clinics help support local home care and end of life care services, and community support groups, so that these services are available for all who need them, regardless of ability to pay. In 2006, Sutter Care at Home celebrated its 100th anniversary providing health care to patients and families in their homes.