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Flu shots available Monday

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[September 17, 2010]  Beginning Monday, the Logan County Department of Public Health will offer influenza vaccine to anyone 19 years of age and older who wants to protect themselves from the flu.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older receive the influenza vaccine this year. However, influenza vaccine for children 6 months to 18 years of age is not currently available.

The hours of operation for vaccines at the health department are 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. No appointment is required. The influenza vaccine will also be available on the HOPE Mobile beginning Monday during its regularly scheduled stops. The cost of the seasonal flu shot is $30. There is no charge to those with a Medicaid or Medicare card.


The Logan County Department of Public Health recommends that you take everyday precautions to stay healthy.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.

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  • Stay home if you get sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

Following this public health advice can prevent the spread of influenza as well as other viruses that cause respiratory infections.

[Text from file received from the Logan County Department of Public Health]

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