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Health Department to Offer Special Flu Shot Clinics Oct 24, 26 & Nov 2

The Marion County Public Health Department is offering low-cost flu shots at eight special 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.

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

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 two years old are free. The special walks-in clinics are scheduled for the following locations and times:

Tuesday, Oct. 24
Southport Presbyterian Church
7525 McFarland Blvd.
9 a.m.-Noon

Thursday, Oct. 26
Cathedral Kitchen
1350 N. Pennsylvania St.
9-11 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 2
Sharing Place
(located inside the Lawrence Education and Community Center)
6501 Sunnyside Rd.
10 a.m.-Noon

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Importance of Flu Shot Emphasized

The Marion County Public Health Department reminds everyone that it’s not too late to get a flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. “Getting a flu shot every year is critically important for people to protect themselves, their family and others,” said […]

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