Delco Hosting Flu Shot Clinic, Coronavirus Testing Next Week

Eufemia Didonato

MILLBOURNE, PA — Delaware County is offering residents the chance to get tested for the coronavirus and vaccinated for the flu next week.

The county is hosting two days of coronavirus testing and one day of flu vaccinations in Millbourne.

Whether residents are getting flu shots or coronavirus tests, all must wear masks or face coverings.

Residents can get flu vaccinations from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Philadelphia Sikh Society, 6706 Garden Court Road in Millbourne.

Flu shots will be available via drive-thru to all residents of Delaware County, 3 years of age or older. Residents are asked to preregister by calling 610-891-6129, but walk-ups will also be allowed.

The drive-thru format is intended to make it more convenient for our older residents, those with disabilities, and parents with small children, and is an optimal set up during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Shots will be provided to both insured and uninsured residents. There are no out-of-pocket expenses or co-pays for those with health insurance. Those with insurance are asked to bring their insurance card.

Rite Aid pharmacy personnel, members of the Delaware County Medical Reserve Corps, and Delaware County Department of Intercommunity Health will staff the flu vaccination clinic.

Drive-thru and walk-up testing will be available from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, also at the Philadelphia Sikh Society

Testing will be conducted by trained medical staff utilizing a nasal swab (PCR) test kit and is open to all residents 12 years of age and older and individuals who work in Delaware County who have coronavirus symptoms or who have had a known exposure to someone with coronavirus or are critical/essential workers. Critical and essential workforce—including first responders, healthcare system employees, grocery workers—and those at higher risk, including residents over the age of 65 and those with pre-existing health conditions, will be given priority.

Testing is available for both insured and uninsured individuals. There are no out-of-pocket expenses or co- pays for those with health insurance. Individuals are asked to bring their insurance card to the testing site.

A prescription from a doctor is not required.

Registration and a consent forms must be signed before testing is administered

Test results typically take up to five to seven business days and will be sent by mail.

Those who get tested can also get their results through an online portal hosted by HNL Lab Medicine. Results will be available online after residents provide an email address and create an online account on the MyHNLAccess portal online here.

Anyone who tests positive will also receive a call from the Chester County Health Department.

Residents are asked to preregister online here or by calling 610-891- 6129.

This article originally appeared on the Marple Newtown Patch

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