Archive for Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Flu shots still available

January 30, 2008

There is still time to get a flu shot at the Wyandotte County Health Department. A supply of about 80 influenza vaccine shots is still available at the clinic, 619 Ann Ave., on a first-come, first-serve with no scheduled appointments. The hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.

Adult flu shots at the UG Public Health Department are $25. There is no residency requirement. Children who are fully insured need to receive their flu shot at their private physician's office. Children who have no insurance or are under-insured, may receive a flu shot at the Health Department for $15.

Although influenza is typically confirmed earlier in the season, January through March is the peak time for flu in Kansas.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention especially recommend that the following groups receive a flu shot each year:

* Children age 6 months to age 8 years

* Pregnant women

* People age 50 and older

* People with chronic medical conditions.

For more information call the health department at (913) 321-4803.

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