From the Logan County Department of Public Health
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It is important to protect young
children from the flu by watching what they put in their mouths.
Teething rings, pacifiers and other "mouth toys" should be cleaned
frequently. It is also important to frequently wash your infant or
young child's hands with soap and water because small children are
always sucking their hands or fingers.
Since babies under the age of 6 months can't get flu shots, parents,
family and caregivers should get flu shots to protect the infant
from the flu.
The Logan County Department of Public Health has a limited supply
of flu vaccines still available. 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 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