NewsHealth / October 10, 2017

Health Department Offering Flu Shot Clinics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older.flu vaccinations2017-10-10T00:00:00-04:00
Health Department Offering Flu Shot Clinics

The Marion County Public Health Department will offer vaccinations at eight special walk-in clinics around the community in October and early November.

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The Marion County Public Health Department is offering low-cost flu shots at eight walk-in clinics scheduled around the community in October and early November. These clinics are in addition to the flu shots available through the health’s department’s district health offices.

Flu shots are $20 for adults and for children ages 2-18. Some fees may be waived based on insurance status. Shots for children under 2 years old are free. The special walks-in clinics are scheduled for the following locations and times:

Tuesday, Oct. 10

  • Old Bethel United Methodist Church, 7995 E. 21st St., 9-11 a.m.
  • Southport United Methodist Church, 1947 E. Southport Rd., 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 12

  • Eskenazi Health Center Pecar, Crooked Creek Food Pantry, 6940 N. Michigan Rd., 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

  • Chin Baptist Church, 8528 Madison Ave., 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Churchman Woods Senior Apartments, 5350 Churchman Ave., 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

  • Southport Presbyterian Church, 7525 McFarland Blvd., 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 26

  • Cathedral Kitchen, 1350 N. Pennsylvania St., 9-11 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 2

  • Sharing Place (inside the Lawrence Education and Community Center), 6501 Sunnyside Rd., 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

In addition to flu shots, pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccines are also available at the clinics for $75 or $155, depending on which type of pneumonia vaccine is recommended for each person. Tetanus vaccinations are $25 (Td) or $40 (Tdap). Medicare and Medicaid are accepted.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older. Experts say the vaccine is especially important for pregnant women, people age 65 and older, and anyone with certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes and chronic lung disease.

Anyone with questions about the clinics may call the health department's Flu Hotline at 317-221-2121, or visit MarionHealth.org.

 

 

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