County health department offering flu vaccines

Published 3:51 pm Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Chilton County Health Department is now offering flu shots for those interested in getting vaccinated before flu season begins in December.

Clinic supervisor Ludean Hicks said the health department would like for people to make an appointment for the day they would like to come in, and the health department will assign certain times for those who make an appointment.

“We don’t know what kind of flu season we are going to have this year but it is important for everyone to get their shot,” Hicks said.

Typically, the flu season begins in December and ends in April, according to Hicks.

“The vaccines are on a first-come, first-served basis,” Hicks said.

Hicks said the flu vaccine is recommended for children 6 months and older, adults 55 and older, individuals with chronic diseases, those involved in healthcare and those involved with public education.

Hicks said the health department received 300 doses of the vaccine and it is possible they will receive more.

Flu shots are $15 for anyone who is not on Medicare or Medicaid.

For more information about the vaccines or to make an appointment, contact the Chilton County Health Department at (205) 755-1287.

The health department is located at 301 Health Center Drive in Clanton.