Drive through or go inside — it’s time for your flu shot

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Lewis Drug pharmacy is hosting flu shot clinics this Saturday, Sept. 26, at the De Smet American Legion Hall from 9 a.m.-noon and at the Lake Preston Community Room from 1-3 p.m.

People can come inside for their shot, if they wish. Chairs will be placed 10 feet apart, but they encourage people to drive up and stay in their vehicles. Someone will come to the vehicle to administer the vaccine.

“We are trying to stay as safe as possible,” Pharmacist Ann Nopens said.

People are asked to bring their Medicare or insurance cards. Lewis Drug will provide the paperwork to fill out and will send copies to people’s physicians and verify the immunizations with the state. Nopens said they have a limited supply of the higher dose, which is for people age 65 and over and also some of the lower dose of the vaccine. If they run out of doses during the clinic, they will acquire more and administer the vaccine in the store at a later date or schedule a time for people to drive up.

Lewis is conducting the clinics in conjunction with the college of Pharmacy. Third-year pharmacy students are organizing it, and second-year students will also assist. The American Legion in De Smet and the city of Lake Preston waived the usual fees for the use of their buildings.

If you need a ride to the De Smet location, call the ROCS transit bus at 830-1676.

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