Health department to offer influenza vaccine
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[September 03, 2011]
the Logan County Department of Public Health will offer influenza
vaccine to individuals 6 months of age and older. The Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of
age and older receive the influenza vaccine this year.
"Receiving an annual influenza vaccination is the
best prevention measure you can take to protect yourself and those
around you against the flu," according to Dianna Heyer, director of
nursing at the health department.
The hours for vaccinations at the health department are Monday
through Friday from 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 doesnít cover vaccines; and free
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 donít have a
tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not
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
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your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
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
Following this public health advice can prevent the spread of
influenza as well as other viruses that cause respiratory
[Text from file received from
Logan County Department of Public