Flu clinics being given at county health department

Published 5:46 pm Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Chilton County Health Department is holding flu clinics again this year, clinic supervisor Ludean Hicks said.

The first clinic was held Wednesday. Others are scheduled for Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. They’ll be held from 8-11 a.m. and from 1-3 p.m. at the health department.

Shots will cost $15 for those who don’t have Medicaid or Medicare, Hicks said.

Hicks said those who plan to use alternative forms of payment should bring their Medicare number or Medicaid card.

Everyone older than 6 months of age is encouraged to get the vaccine, except for those who have experienced negative reactions in the past.

Only shots will be available, not the mist vaccine, Hicks said.

Hicks encouraged those who are interested in receiving the vaccine to call ahead and make an appointment.

“People need to call and get their name on the list,” she said. “We always have a big turnout.”