ADPH to host flu shot clinics in Chilton County

Published 5:07 pm Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Alabama Department of Public Health will hold flu shot clinics in counties throughout the state.

The clinics come after Gov. Kay Ivey declared a public health emergency for the state last week due to the influx of people that have been affected by the flu this season.

Chilton County’s flu clinic will be held at 301 Health Center Drive in Clanton and is scheduled for Jan. 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., as well as Jan. 19 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The ADPH is encouraging people to start 2018 off on the right foot by getting a flu shot. According to the department’s website, the goal is to increase immunization rates and reduce the risk of diseases that are preventable with a vaccine.

Such vaccine preventable diseases include Influenza, Varicella, Pertussis, Hepatitis A, Mumps and Meningococcal.

Due to the impact of the recent winter weather conditions, some of the clinics may have to be rescheduled.

Because of this, the ADPH asks all Chilton County residents to call (205) 755-1287 to verify that the clinic is still taking place.

The clinic will be open to residents of all ages.