One reason people believe this myth is because of the side effects
that can occur from the flu shot. Possible side effects include a
low-grade fever, aches, soreness or redness where the shot was
given. These symptoms may not be comfortable, but they are a
reaction to the shot and not a sign of infection. The best way to
protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu is to get a flu
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]