Is there a cost to get a flu or COVID-19 vaccination at the Office of Public Health (OPH) community sites?
What ages can be vaccinated at the OPH community sites?
Ages 6 months and older
Do you have to live in Montgomery County to be eligible to get the flu or COVID-19 vaccine at an OPH community site?
You may live, work, or go to school in Montgomery County in order to receive a flu and/or COVID-19 vaccine at our community sites.
Are appointments required?
OPH highly encourages people to make an appointment to receive a flu and/or COVID-19 vaccine. People without appointments will be registered on-site and will be accommodated while supplies last.
How do I make an appointment?
Click on the link next to the clinic you would like to attend to make an appointment. Or you may call 610-278-5145 or 610-970-5040 to make an appointment.
Can I receive a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccine at the same time?
Yes, you can receive both vaccines at the same visit.
Why are you asking for my insurance information?
If you have health insurance that covers COVID-19 and/or flu vaccinations, the Office of Public Health may seek reimbursement from your insurance provider for this service. Please be assured there will be no co-pay or cost to you, even if a claim is denied. If you receive a bill, please call 610-278-5145 or 610-970-5040..
I have 5 people coming for shots. How does that work?
Each person getting a shot will need their own appointment.
When I made an appointment for myself and my family, the appointment times varied. Can we all come at the same time?
Yes, please arrive within the time frame of the appointments assigned.
I need to reschedule or cancel my appointment. What do I do?
You can reschedule or cancel your appointment at any time. After you make an appointment you will receive a confirmation e-mail. In that e-mail you can click on the cancel or reschedule hyperlink. Or you may call 610-278-5145 or 610-970-5040 to reschedule or cancel an appointment.
How should I prepare for arrival at the appointment?
Please wear a short-sleeved shirt and coats off prior to seeing the vaccinator.
Do I need to wear a mask to attend an OPH Flu & COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic?
Masks are optional at this time.
None of the dates work for me, where else can I go to get a flu shot?
On the main Immunization page, please scroll down below the list of OPH’s community clinics and you will see several ways to find other locations that offer Flu & COVID-19 vaccinations.
Can pregnant women get the COVID-19 and Influenza vaccine?
Yes. In fact, pregnant women are encouraged to get these vaccines during pregnancy. Because pregnant women are more likely to experience complications and hospitalization as a result of infection with influenza and/or COVID-19, it is important for them to be immunized. In addition, studies have shown that babies of women who were immunized with influenza vaccine during pregnancy are less likely to be infected with influenza during the first six months of life, before they are old enough to be vaccinated.
Will the High Dose Flu vaccine be available at OPH’s Community Flu clinics?
OPH plans to have this vaccine available to our seniors at its Community clinics. This vaccine is indicated for those aged 65 and older, although this is dependent upon vaccine availability.
Can I get a flu shot if I’m allergic to eggs?
Yes. The recommendations for influenza vaccination for people with an egg allergy have been modified. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that persons who report having had reactions to egg, may receive any licensed and recommended age-appropriate influenza vaccine.
Will OPH be doing any Drive-Thru Flu and/or COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics this year?
No. OPH will not be doing a Drive-Thru clinic this year.
If you experience symptoms* of COVID-19 within 48 hours of your appointment or have been in close physical contact with a person who is known to have COVID-19, or you are isolating or quarantining because you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, you should not attend a Montgomery County Office of Public Health Vaccination Clinic. This is for your safety and the safety of our staff and clients.
*Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
Homebound COVID-19 Vaccinations
Montgomery County’s Department of Public Safety is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people with disabilities who are eligible through its Mobile Integrated Health Unit. Anyone who wants to set up a vaccination appointment for an individual who is homebound, please call (610) 631-3079 and leave a voicemail for a callback.
Homebound Flu Vaccinations
We are working on this list. Stay tuned.