Evening Flu Shot Clinic Hours Added
Wed. and Thurs., shots are free for kids, $15 for adults.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2013 11:30 a.m.
FLU VACCINATION CLINICS via the City Health Department, 18 Mulberry St. Free for children 18 and younger; $15 for adults.
Additional Clinic Days:
Wednesday January 16: 4 - 7 p.m.
Thursday January 17: 4 - 7 p.m.
Weekly Ongoing Clinics:
Tuesday 4 - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
- Medicare recipients: Must bring their card
- No one will be turned away due to an inability to pay.
Original Jan. 4, 2013 story begins below:
Health experts say it's not too late to consider a flu shot, as the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports elevated flu activity across the country.
An estimated 25,000 people die of influenza complications, and more than 200,000 are hospitalized, each year in the United States. The CDC recommends that everyone who is at least 6 months of age get an annual flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available, especially those at high-risk of flu complications.
A new flu vaccine is needed every year because flu viruses are constantly changing. The flu vaccine is formulated each year to keep up with the flu viruses as they change. Getting vaccinated each year is the best protection against influenza throughout the flu season.
The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. in January or February. However, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue as late as May. It is not possible to predict how mild or severe the flu season will be, so getting vaccinated is your best protection!
Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctor’s offices, clinics, health departments, pharmacies and college health centers, as well as by many employers, and even in some schools.