PERU — Home Bound Healthcare of Peru will provide flu vaccines to people in their homes again this year.
The Center for Disease Control recommends getting the vaccine as soon as it becomes available in the community, because it takes the body about two weeks to build up immunity. The immunity will last throughout the entire flu season. Anyone over the age of 65 or under the age of 65 with a disability that makes it difficult for them to leave home is eligible to receive the flu shot in their home.
Home Bound Healthcare will offer this service at no out-of-pocket expense for those with Medicare coverage. The cost of the flu vaccine for those without Medicare coverage will be $25.
If you don’t fit the qualifications for receiving the flu shot at home but still want to get it, Home Bound is now providing the vaccine in its office. They are located in Peru at 4231 Progress Boulevard, Suite 3. They are also available to schedule flu shot clinics at community buildings, senior housing facilities and with other organizations.
For more information about the flu shots, to make an appointment or to find out about other services offered by Home Bound, call 815-220-8808.