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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
Blog: Children's flu clinics to be offered in Orion, Wyoming
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Nov. 26, 2012 10 a.m.

The Henry and Stark County Health Departments announce they are offering
additional Seasonal Flu vaccine clinics for children 6 months - through
adults who may not have received a seasonal flu shot.
The Clinics will be held Wednesday, November 28th from 4:00-6:00pm in
the CR Hanna Elementary School Gymnasium, 900 14th Avenue, Orion and
Thursday, November 29th from 3:15-4:30pm at the Stark County Elementary
School, 300 Van Buren Street, Wyoming.
Charges and cost for the Children's vaccine will be set by the following
criteria:
* Medicaid enrolled - (bring current medical card to the clinic)
* "NO INSURANCE" OR "Under-insured" - (your insurance does not pay for
immunizations-a $8.00 fee will be charged)
* INSURANCE COVERS IMMUNIZATIONS - $22 for children 4 years and older.
* There is no vaccine available for those under 4 years of age who have
insurance that covers immunizations.
Parents and adults may also receive the seasonal flu shot at these
clinics; however, the cost for individuals age 19 and over is $22 per shot.
The Health Department notes that it is important to be protected against
the flu virus; as influenza epidemics are unpredictable. The 2012-2013 flu
vaccine will protect against influenza A/California (H1N1 -like virus),
A/Victoria (H3N2-like virus), and influenza B/Wisconsin 2010-like (Yamagata
lineage) antigens. Flu Mist will be available for children 2 years thru 18
years of age who are healthy. Criteria will be determined at each clinic
site.
RaeAnn Tucker-Marshall, Public Information Director notes, "We are
encouraging everyone 6 months of age and older to get vaccinated against the
flu this year. People at high risk of serious flu complications are
strongly encouraged to be vaccinated. These "at-risk" persons include small
children, pregnant women, people with chronic health problems like asthma,
diabetes, heart and lung disease, health care workers, and people 65 years
and older."
For more information on the Flu clinics call the Health Department at
(309) 852-0197 (Main office) or 792-4011 (Colona office) or visit our
website at www.henrystarkhealth.com or find us on Facebook at Henry and
Stark County Health Departments

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