Everyone 6 months
of age and older should get a flu vaccine. This includes all
children from age 6 months up to their 19th birthday.
If a child is
receiving flu vaccine for the first time, the child will need
two doses, spaced four weeks apart.
need medical care because of influenza, especially before they
turn 5 years old.
complications are most common in children younger than 2 years
Children with chronic health problems
like asthma and diabetes are at especially high risk of
developing serious flu complications.
The hours for vaccines at the health department are
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. No appointment is
required. The influenza vaccine will also be available on the HOPE
Mobile during its regularly scheduled stops.
The cost of the seasonal flu shot is $30 for adults, $16.75 for
children 6 months through 18 years of age who have no health
insurance or health insurance that doesn't cover vaccines, and free
to those with a Medicaid or Medicare card.
For more information on the seasonal influenza vaccine, call the
Logan County Department of Public Health at 217-735-2317.
For more information, visit
www.flu.gov and www.lcdph.org.
[Text from file received from
Logan County Department
of Public Health]