From the Logan County Department of Public Health
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During flu seasons, many people share
confusion as to whether one can get the flu from receiving the flu
shot. A flu shot cannot cause flu illness. The flu viruses in
a flu shot are inactivated (killed), which means they cannot cause
infection. Flu vaccine manufacturers kill the viruses used in the
vaccine during the process of making vaccine, and batches of flu
vaccine are tested to make sure they are safe.
While FluMist, a nasal spray vaccine, does contain a live virus, the
concentration is too small to cause the 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 is also available on the HOPE Mobile during
its regularly scheduled stops.
The cost of the seasonal flu shot is $25 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.
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For more information, visit
www.flu.gov and www.lcdph.org.
[Text from file received from the
Logan County Department of Public