Health dept. offers flu vaccine
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Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17, the
Logan County Department of Public Health is offering flu vaccine to
individuals 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 vaccinations at the health department, 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, $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.
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 if you are sick 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 the
Logan County Department of Public