Flu Vaccine Coming Soon To Health Department

Influenza, or flu, season is right around the corner, and the Cannon County Health Department is ready to offer flu vaccine to area residents.

A mass flu vaccine clinic will be held October 10, 2011 at the Cannon County Community/Recreational Center, 630 Lehman Street, from 9:30A.M. until 3:30P.M.  No appointment is required. This clinic is designed to allow people to be able to get in and out quickly.

“It takes about two weeks to be protected after you get the flu vaccine, so it’s a good idea to get the vaccine as soon as it’s available,” said Michael Railling, Public Health County Director. “However, we will continue to vaccinate residents through the winter, or as long as we have vaccine available.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get their yearly flu vaccine as soon as vaccines become available in their community.”

Flu shots (and/or) FluMist nasal spray vaccine will be provided during the vaccination clinic. There will be a charge of $32.00 for adults and $13.70 for children. The Health Department will bill traditional Medicare and TennCare.

To ask questions about flu vaccine, call the Cannon County Health Department at 615-563-4243.