Flu vaccinations at PromptMD

11/18/2010 Update:

Flu Shot Bailout from PromptMD; plus H1N1 coverage

Did you know that PromptMD (309 First St.) is having a seasonal flu shot promotion?

Now, through the end of December, you can get caught up on your shots for only $20 – which is even 10 bucks less than the chain pharmacy CVS is offering it for. Plus, it covers the H1N1 Swine Flu – and is covered by most insurance companies. Have any questions? Call 201-222-8411 for more info!

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See last years version after the jump…

9/18/2009:

New Urgent Care Center PromptMD (309 First St.) has received quite a bit of positive feedback since they’ve opened this year. Today, they’d like all the residents to know about the upcoming Flu Season.

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Vaccinations available now at PrompMD

With the rise in influenza outbreaks, the American Colleges of Physicians is recommending that people be vaccinated for the seasonal flu starting in September.

Approximately 36,000 lives are lost from flu-related causes in the US each year, while over 200,000 people are hospitalized. The flu vaccination has been proven to alleviate the flu symptoms and potentially could spare the US millions in health care costs.

“This is a serious disease,” Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, said during a recent press conference. “When it comes to strains of the flu, getting vaccinated — we know — is the best line of defense.”

According to the Center for Disease Control, while there are many different flu viruses, the seasonal flu vaccine protects against the three seasonal viruses that research suggests will be most common.

Flu Vaccinations are available now at PromptMD located just five blocks west of the PATH station at 309 First St. PromptMD is open 7 days a week, and an appointment is never necessary. The vaccination will be administered by a medical professional for only $35.

This vaccination does not protect against the H1N1 virus (swine flu). That requires a separate vaccination that only protects against the H1N1 and not the seasonal flu. On Tuesday, September 15, the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta announced that the H1N1 vaccine will be available in larger quantities than previously expected. Currently, it is only being administered to people meeting certain criteria. (i.e. Health care providers, people over the age of 65, pregnant women) In the coming months, it is expected to be more widely available. Please check the PromptMD website for updates.

For more information, please call PromptMD at (201) 222-8411

Center For Disease Control information: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/public/vaccination_qa_pub.htm

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4 Comments on "Flu vaccinations at PromptMD"

SqMileSmile
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SqMileSmile

There website clearly states that the only insurance they accept is MEDICARE. On the functional portion of the flu section is also states: “PromptMD has received the first shipment of the season! All flu strains covered in one shot (including H1N1), walk in 7 days a week to protect your entire family! Ages 1 & up, $40 reimbursable by insurance, no appointment necessary.”

That does not sound like a cost of $20, which you can get back from your insurance company. That sounds to me like, Thank you for your $40, and have a nice day!

lando35mm
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lando35mm

I thought the only insurance Prompt MD accepted was medicare

bwe790
Member
bwe790

You’re right, but they will give you a form to submit to your insurance company. But it certainly doesn’t guarantee you’ll be reimbursed. But, the sign on the door does say $20 and no fine print about having to submit to insurance…[quote comment=”200170″]I thought the only insurance Prompt MD accepted was medicare[/quote]

madisonhobo
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madisonhobo

I visited Prompt MD earlier this week and met with Dr. Islam. The whole experience was very positive. I was taken right away (I didn’t have an appt) and the doctor spent almost an hour talking to me about my illness. Dr. Islam was very friendly, competent, and showed concern for making me feel better. I definitely plan on returning if I have further health issues.

I highly recommend them.

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