Leon Co. Health Dept. Extended Hours for Flu Vaccination

By: FDOH Release
By: FDOH Release

Tallahassee, Florida —

The Leon County Health Department will be holding a special extended hours flu vaccination clinic on Monday, November 15, 2010. During this special clinic, flu vaccinations will be available on a walk-in basis, with no appointment needed, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the following clinic location:

Roberts & Stevens Clinic, 1515 Old Bainbridge Road

Anyone 6 months of age or older may receive a flu vaccination. 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 6 – 23 months 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 vaccination is $22.00. The flu vaccination 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. Flu vaccinations are also available at no charge for children 6 months –
18 years old who meet any of the following criteria: have no health insurance, are Medicaid recipients, are underinsured or are Native American or Alaskan Native. All children receiving immunizations must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

For additional information, please call the Leon County Health Department, Immunization Program Office, at (850) 606-8020.

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