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Free flu shots and area COVID clinics

The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every season to prevent sickness and missing work and school. If you get the flu, the vaccine can make symptoms less severe and reduce the risk of hospitalization.  

Open Door Health Services provides FREE flu shots for ages 5+ at special events throughout East Central Indiana. Go to for a list of flu shot events near you.

Flu shots are also available at Open Door sites at a cost of $50, and insurance is billed when available.

COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Vaccination remains the most effective prevention against hospitalization and death from COVID-19. If it’s been at least two months since your last COVID vaccine, and if you haven’t had the updated vaccine, then it’s time to get the updated vaccine. 

The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of the virus. Learn more, and find your eligibility, at

Options for established Open Door patients 

Open Door offers no-cost COVID-19 vaccines to established Open Door patients. Vaccination is by appointment. Call 765-286-7000 to schedule your appointment. 

Community vaccination clinics (open to the public) 

Open Door offers the updated COVID-19 vaccine to any eligible community member from noon-6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month through March (Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 14) at its downtown Muncie location, 333 S. Madison St.  

While you will not receive a bill, insurance will be billed when available; be sure to bring your insurance card if you have coverage. Vaccinations are available to everyone 6 months and older. 

More information at Available pharmacies and community vaccination sites can be found at Request transportation assistance by calling 211. U.S. citizenship is not required for vaccination. 

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