from the Logan County Department of Public Health
contagion continues to increase; protect yourself and your family
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Influenza cases continue to rise in our
community, and it is important to know how to care for someone who
has the flu. Keep the sick person comfortable, and follow
recommendations of his or her health care provider. Keep others in
the home healthy by washing hands and household surfaces frequently.
Ensure the sick
person takes all medications as directed.
Put the sick
person in a separate space from other members of the household.
Everyone in the home, including the
sick person, should clean their hands with soap and water or an
alcohol-based hand rub frequently.
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 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.
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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 the
Logan County Department of Public