The number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase throughout Toole County and due to the surge the Toole County Health Department will no longer be taking appointments or walk-ins for flu shots, effective immediately. Instead, a drive-through flu shot clinic will take place on Sunday, Oct. 25.
“We are trying to service the community the best we can while also dealing with COVID,” said Toole County Health Department employee Angela Lamb. “We thought this would be the best way to accomplish that.”
Sunday, Oct. 25, is the only time flu shots will be offered from the Toole County Health Department this fall. The drive-through clinic will start at 9 a.m. and continue until supplies are gone. Those attending the clinic are required to stay in their vehicle, bring your insurance card for a secured picture or bring a copy of the front and back of your card.
“If you don’t have insurance that is not a problem,” said Toole County Health Nurse Blair Tomsheck. “You can still get the flu shot.” The flu shot is free while supplies last. After the free supplies are gone, the shots are $20 if you don’t have insurance coverage.
The way the clinic will work is simple. Those attending will drive down Seventh Ave. N., behind the schools, and follow the line around to in front of the football field, where shots will be given without anyone getting out of the vehicle. It is requested that all attending wear short sleeves and after receiving your flu shot continue driving down Valley Street. The hope is to keep traffic under control, everyone moving smoothly and efficiently.
This will be a quick and efficient way to receive your flu shot and the only time the flu shots will be offered by the health department.
If you have any questions you can contact the Toole County Health Department at (406) 424-5169. Due to a high number of calls in regards to COVID-19 you may have to leave a message.