Health department to offer flu vaccine
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[September 12, 2012]
Beginning Friday, the Logan
County Department of Public Health will offer influenza vaccine to
people 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 vaccines at the health department are 7:30 a.m.
until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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 $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.
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 don't 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 infecting them.
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