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Slugger Field Flu Shot Clinic Sunday

Thursday October 15, 2009

Seasonal flu shots will be available for everyone 6 months of age or older. Despite the fact that many providers have been running low on seasonal flu vaccine, the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness has adequate supplies. Flu shots cost $25. The nasal flu mist costs $25. Medicare Part B and Passport will cover the cost for those with those insurance plans.Flu Shots by Appointment
Flu shots are also available by appointment at the following sites. Call the clinic site at the phone number listed below to make an appointment.

Dixie Health Clinic

7219 Dixie Highway

937-7277

East Neighborhood Place Health Clinic

810 Barret Ave

574-6638

Middletown Health Clinic

200 Juneau Drive

245-1074

Newburg Health Center

4810 Exeter Avenue

458-0778

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends regular seasonal flu vaccinations for everyone six months of age or older as the best way to avoid flu. The CDC especially recommends that people who are at high risk of having serious flu complications or people who live with or care for those at high risk for serious complications get a flu shot each year. These people are:

  • Children aged six months up to their 19th birthday
  • Pregnant women
  • People 50 years of age and older
  • People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
  • People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:

ü Health care workers

ü Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu

ü Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than six months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)

For information, phone 311 or visit www.louisvilleky/health

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