Limited Number of Shingles Shots to Be Offered at Sen. Brooks’ Senior Expo

“Senior citizens, family members, caregivers and area residents can take advantage of a wealth of information and health services at my annual Senior Expo, to be held Friday, Sept. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greenville Plaza,  (Next to the Big Lots store), 100 Hadley Road, Greenville” said Senator Michele Brooks.

Shingles Shots In partnership with the PA Department of Health, a limited number of shingles shots will be available at this year’s expo. Seniors age 60 and over, who are either uninsured or underinsured, will be offered a shingles vaccine from the Department on a first-come, first-served basis. A $5 co-pay, depending on income, may be required, and is payable by check or money order addressed to “Commonwealth of PA.” Cash and credit/debit cards cannot be accepted. Eligible seniors should bring their health insurance card for coverage verification.

Flu Shots for Veterans — Free for veterans with DD214 or who are already registered with the Veterans Administration.

Flu Shots for Non-Veterans — For non-veterans, flu shots will be covered under Medicare Part B and various insurance plans including: UPMC, Highmark, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Freedom Blue, Security Blue, Aetna, Cigna, Gateway, Tricare, Catalyst, Medco, Coventry, Unison and United Health Care. Otherwise, they are available for $31.99 in cash or check.

Pneumonia Vaccines — Available through the Department of Health for those without insurance or whose insurance does not cover it. Seniors who are interested should check with their insurance companies beforehand. Constituents will also be asked to verify their previous pneumonia vaccination history.  A $5 co-pay, depending on income, may be required and is payable by check or money order addressed to “Commonwealth of PA”. Cash and credit/debit cards cannot be accepted.

Supporting Our Troops

Once again we will be helping our troops by collecting items at the expo, in partnership with Post 52’s Project Support Our Troops. The items collected will to be sent as thanks to our servicemen and women overseas. If you’d like to participate, the following items would be appreciated: gum, beef jerky, on-the-go drink mix, lotion, toothbrushes and toothpaste, lip balm, peanuts, travel size waterless hand sanitizer, crossword puzzles, trail mix, small Kleenex packs, pens/ pencils/ pencil sharpeners and more. For a full list of needed items, visit www.post52.com.

We will also have Christmas cards available for residents to sign for our troops. These cards will be mailed at a later date to send our holiday greetings to our servicemen and servicewomen.

For more information about the senior expo, constituents may call Senator Brooks’ office at (724) 588-8911.

Contact:         Meagan Waters           (814) 337-8132                      mwaters@pasen.gov