Bassett Medical Center Offers Flu Vaccines At Public Drive-Through Clinics

Bassett Medical Center is holding drive-through flu shot clinics open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These clinics are for established Bassett patients 18 and older. No appointments are necessary.

The clinics will be held behind Bassett Medical Center's outpatient clinic building. Patients will be directed in their vehicles to where they will need to go. All participants are required to wear masks and maintain proper social distancing.

Flu vaccines are covered by most insurance providers. For those without insurance, costs may range from $40 to $72 depending on whether patients qualify for a low-dose or high-dose shot. No other vaccines will be offered at these clinics. Dial 607-547-7973 for more information.

People in the following groups are at highest risk for flu complications:

  • People with serious long-term health problems (lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, kidney disease, and blood disorders)
  • People with immune system weakness (cancer treatment, long-term steroid therapy, HIV/AIDS and other immune diseases)
  • People 50 years of age and older

Please check the CDC or NYS Department of Health websites for other high-risk categories and more flu information. You can help fight the flu, COVID-19, and other sickness by washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth and nose when you cough, and staying home from work or school if you have symptoms.