From the Logan County Department of Public Health
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Getting the flu vaccine is simple, and
it's the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and
your family from the flu. If you haven't gotten your flu vaccine
yet, there is still time to protect yourself and your family by
getting vaccinated. Flu season is just beginning in the United
States, and the season may not peak until February or March. It is
also possible that we could continue to see flu in the U.S. until
Anyone can get the flu, but some are
at greater risk for serious flu-related complications, like
pneumonia. For those at greater risk for complications, getting the
flu vaccine is especially important. Some of the groups at greater
than 5 years old, but especially children younger than 2 years
People with certain
chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes. or heart and
People 65 years and older.
It is also important to get vaccinated if you take care of anyone in
these high-risk groups, including babies younger than 6 months,
because they are too young to get vaccinated themselves.
You and your family can still benefit from a flu vaccine. Make a
commitment to your health and your family's health by getting your
flu vaccine today.
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.
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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]