From the Logan County Department of Public Health
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While influenza activity has only been
sporadic throughout the U.S. to date, vaccination is still
beneficial as long as influenza viruses are circulating. CDC
recommends that providers begin to offer influenza vaccination as
soon as vaccine becomes available in the fall, but if you have not
been vaccinated by Thanksgiving (or the end of November), it can
still be protective to get vaccinated in December or later.
Influenza is unpredictable and seasons can vary. Seasonal influenza
usually peaks in January or February most years, but disease can
occur as late as May.
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]