Leon County Health Department Hosts “Flu Shot Fridays” Throughout October

By: Leon County Health Department Press Release, Lanetra Bennett Email
By: Leon County Health Department Press Release, Lanetra Bennett Email

Updated 10/1 5:53 pm

Friday is finally here. But, before you head off for your weekend plans, Leon County is hoping you'll make a pit stop to get your flu shot.

During the month of October, the Leon County Health Department will be hosting "Flu Shot Fridays."

Flu vaccinations will be available on a walk-in basis.

Nurses say this year the H1N1 vaccine is a part of the seasonal flu vaccine.

This means, there is no need to get two separate shots.

Ann Waltz, R.N., Leon Co. Health Dept. Immunization Nurse, said, "It's a very safe and effective vaccine to receive. The most common side effect folks have from the flu shot, the injection, is soreness of the injection site that may last for a day or two."

"Flu Shot Fridays" will be held at the health department at 1515 Old Bainbridge Road from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Friday in October.

For more information, see the press release below.

Tallahassee, FL - During the month of October, the Leon County Health Department will be hosting “Flu Shots Fridays.” Flu vaccinations will be available on a walk-in basis, with no appointment needed, each Friday, from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the following clinic location:

Roberts & Stevens Clinic, 1515 Old Bainbridge Road

Because they are either at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing complications, it is especially important that the following groups receive a flu vaccine:

Pregnant women
Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 yrs. old*
People 50 years of age and older
People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions including diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, asthma, kidney disease, liver disease, neurologic disorder, blood disorder, or a weakened immune system
People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu including healthcare workers, household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu and household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age* (who are too young to be vaccinated)

The cost for the flu vaccine is $22.00. The vaccine is available at no charge for individuals who have Medicare Part B or Capital Health Plan (CHP). Individuals with Medicare Part B or CHP must bring their driver’s license (valid ID) and Medicare or CHP card. Children must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. *Currently the Leon County Health Department has a limited supply of flu vaccine for individuals

6 – 35 months of age. Please call the Immunization Program Office – (850) 606-8020 – before coming for a flu vaccine if your child is in this age range.

Flu vaccinations are available other weekdays by appointment. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Leon County Health Department, Immunization Program Office, at (850) 606-8020

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  • by hank Location: tally on Oct 2, 2010 at 06:55 PM
    flu shots are useless, by the time they make a vaccine for a particular strain the virus has already mutated to a different strain that the vaccines are useless against.
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