With influenza season in our midst, it is now time to
be sure to get the protection you and your family will need. The
Illinois Department of Public Health recommends everyone 6 months of
age and older be vaccinated.
The Logan County Department of Public Health (LCDPH) now has the
influenza vaccine available in both regular and high dose. The high
dose is more commonly given to those 65 and older and is covered
100% by Medicare. LCDPH recommends talking with your doctor about
which type is best for you.
LCDPH will not carry FluMist again this season since the Centers for
Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as
the “nasal spray” influenza vaccine, should not be used during the
2017-2018 influenza season.
LCDPH is located at 109 Third Street, Lincoln, IL.
The walk-in clinic hours of operation are Monday through Thursday,
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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LCDPH accepts all major insurance. If you would like the service
to be billed to your insurance, be sure to bring your insurance card, otherwise,
cash pay will be required.
For nearly 50 years, LCDPH has served to prevent disease, promote healthy living
and to protect the community. For more information, contact LCDPH at
217-735-2317 or log onto their website at WWW.LCDPH.ORG.
[Don Cavi, MS, LEHP
Public Health Administrator
Logan County Department of Public Health]