Monday, January 3, 2011
Effective Jan. 3, 2011, the Sedgwick County Health Department will reduce the price of flu shots to $15 for adults and $10 for children (ages nine and under). Flu shots will also be provided free to uninsured residents, while supplies last.
Vaccinations are available at 2716 West Central. The clinic is open Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from noon to 6:30 p.m. and on Fridays, 8-11:30 a.m.
“Getting a flu shot is the single most important thing you can do to protect yourself from seasonal flu,” said Sedgwick County Health Department Director Claudia Blackburn. “We are beginning to see an increase in cases, but there is still time to get vaccinated.”
In addition to receiving influenza vaccinations, the Health Department recommends the following:
· If you’re sick, stay home
· Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly
· Cover your cough/sneezes (use your sleeve, not your hands)
Remember, a person infected with influenza is most contagious before he or she even begins to show symptoms. Practicing good health habits even when you don’t feel sick can play a key role in stopping the spread of germs.
For more information on seasonal influenza, contact the Sedgwick County Health Department at 660-7300 or log on to www.sedgwickcounty.org