Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines Available at the Christian County Library
This November, community members have the opportunity to browse the shelves and receive the Flu and COVID-19 vaccine. The library is partnering with Alps Pharmacy to provide walk-in vaccine clinics administered by licensed pharmacists at two community branch locations. The Flu vaccine is available for anyone aged 7 or older. Ages 5 through 11 will be eligible for the lower dose COVID-19 vaccine and those 12 years and older may receive a full dose COVID-19 vaccine. The dates, times and locations will be:
Wednesday, November 10, from 2-4 p.m. at the Clever Community Branch
Wednesday, November 17, from 3-5 p.m. at the Sparta Community Branch
There is no charge for the COVID-19 vaccine and most insurances are accepted for the Flu vaccine. To determine if one or both vaccines are right for you take a look at the frequently asked questions below provided by Alps Pharmacy and speak with your physician.
Who is Alps Pharmacy?
Alps Pharmacy opened in 2004 with the mission to provide friends and neighbors with accurate prescriptions, counseling and outstanding customer service. They have locations in Nixa and Springfield. For more information visit www.alpspharmacy.com or call 417-865-1547.
Can I get the Flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time?
Yes. Patrons may receive one vaccine in each arm on the same day.
Which Flu and COVID-19 vaccines will be used?
Afluria Quadrivalent manufactured by Seqirus for the Flu
COVID-19 Vaccine manufactured by Pfizer
What are the age restrictions?
Patrons age 7 and up may receive the Flu vaccine. Patrons 5 through 11 will be eligible for the lower dose COVID-19 vaccine and patrons 12 years and older may receive a full dose COVID-19 vaccine.
If my child is under 18 will they need parental consent to receive a vaccine?
Yes. Those under the age of 18 will need parent or guardian consent to receive a vaccine.
How much does the COVID-19 vaccine cost?
There is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine.
How much does the Flu vaccine cost?
Most insurances will cover the cost of the vaccine. If a patron does not have insurance, they can still get the vaccine for $25.
What form of payments will be accepted?
Alps Pharmacy will accept cash, check or credit cards.
Is there any paperwork involved?
We ask that patrons receiving the Flu vaccine bring their insurance cards and complete the Flu Vaccine Form before arriving at the clinic. For patrons receiving the COVID-19 booster please complete the COVID Booster Vaccine Form before arriving.
Can I receive my 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at this clinic?
Yes. Anyone eligible and due for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine may receive them. We do request a vaccine card or proof of previous vaccinations for 2nd or 3rd doses.
If I want to know more about these vaccines where should I look?
Speak with your physician if you’re unsure about receiving the Flu or COVID-19 vaccine. The Center for Disease Control’s website is a great resource as well as the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services.