From the Logan County Department of Public Health
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While influenza activity has only been
sporadic throughout the U.S. to date, vaccination is still
beneficial as long as influenza viruses are circulating. CDC
recommends that providers begin to offer influenza vaccination as
soon as vaccine becomes available in the fall, but if you have not
been vaccinated by Thanksgiving or the end of November, it can still
be protective to get vaccinated in December or later.
Influenza is unpredictable and seasons can vary. Seasonal influenza
peaks in January or February most years, but the illness can occur
as late as May.
The hours for vaccines at the Logan County Department of Public
Health, 109 Third St., are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. until
4 p.m. No appointment is required.
The cost of the seasonal flu shot is $27 for adults and children
with health insurance that covers vaccines, $23.75 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
health department 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