|Health department to offer flu shot clinic |
|Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012 11:58 am |
Influenza, or flu, season is right around the corner and the Weakley County health Department announced it is ready to offer vaccines to area residents.
A mass flu vaccine clinic will be held at the Weakley County Health Department Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This clinic is designed to allow people to be able to get in and out quickly.
“It takes about two weeks to be protected after you get the flu vaccine, so it’s a good idea to get the vaccine as soon as it’s available,” Regional Health Officer Shavetta Conner, MD, noted.
“However, we will continue to vaccinate residents through the winter, or as long as we have the vaccine available. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone six months of age or older get their yearly flu vaccine as soon as vaccines become available in their community,” she added.
Flu shots and or FluMist nasal spray vaccine will be provided during the vaccination clinic. There will be a charge of $25 for flu shots and $13.70 for FluMist. The cost for vaccines will be charged on a sliding fee scale based on income. Payment can be made in the form of cash or check and Medicare and TennCare can be billed. Private insurance will not be billed.
Appointments must be scheduled for the mass flu clinic.
The Weakley County Health Department will start booking appointments Sept. 28 for the Oct. 11 vaccination clinic.
Call the Weakley County Health Department at 364-2210 beginning Sept. 28 to book an appointment.