Annual flu shot on Triton College’s campus, located at 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7. Room R-211 of the Robert M. Collins Center on the east side of the campus. “It take about two weeks to get immunity after the shot.”
The Active Retired Citizens Club (ARCC) and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of West Suburban Cook and Southern DuPage Counties will host this event.
Dr. Adam Pepek, PHARMD, pharmacy manager at Walgreens on Belmont Avenue in River Grove, will be on hand to offer the flu shot.
“It is known that seniors have a weaker response to the flu shot. To combat this a high dose flu shot is given to people 65+ years of age in order give them better and longer protection,” said Pepek.
Pepek also stated that the high dose runs out every year and they do not produce more. Medicare pays for the high dose at no charge. If you would like to have the flu shot, please call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3603, to reserve a dose.