|Health Department to offer flu shots at clinic on Oct. 9 |
|Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 9:04 pm |
|Influenza, or flu, season is right around the corner, and the Obion County Health Department is ready to offer flu vaccine to area residents. |
A mass flu vaccine clinic will be held at the Obion County Health Department on Oct. 9 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,” said regional health officer Dr. Shavetta Conner. “However, we will continue to vaccinate residents through the winter, or as long as we have vaccine available. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get their yearly flu vaccine as soon as vaccines become available in their community.”
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 Obion County Health Department will start booking appointments Oct. 3 for the Oct. 9 vaccination clinic. Call the Obion County Health Department at 885-8722 to book an appointment. Published in The Messenger 9.26.12