Health Department Now Offering Flu Shots to the General Public
Wednesday November 15, 2006
Walk-in Clinic to Take Place at Louisville Slugger Field on December 3rd
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (November 14, 2006) The Louisville Metro Health Department is now offering flu shots to anyone 6 months of age or older who wants to avoid getting the flu this winter. Shots are given by appointment at the Health Department main office at 400 E. Gray Street. Phone 574-5643 to make an appointment.
Flu shots are also given by appointment at the following sites. Phone the site to make an appointment.
• Middletown Health Center,
200 Juneau Drive 245-1074
(located inside the East Government Center)
• Dixie Health Center,
7219 Dixie Highway 937-7277
(located inside the Southwest Government Center)
• Newburg Health Center
4810 Exeter Ave 458-0778
• Highview Health Center
7201 Outer Loop 231-1459
(located inside the Central Government Center)
• Neighborhood Place East
810 Barrett Ave 574-6638
(located inside the Urban Government Center)
Flu shots are $25 each and pneumococcal shots are $35. The nasal flu mist vaccine is also available for $35. Medicare Part B or Passport insurance plans will cover the cost for flu immunizations. The Louisville Metro Health Department will not turn anyone away because of inability to pay.
The Health Department will also hold a special walk-in flu shot clinic for the general public on Sunday December 3, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Louisville Slugger Field located at Preston and Main Streets. No appointments are necessary for this clinic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention especially recommends flu shots for those at high risk for complications from the flu. This includes:
• People age 50 and older
• Children age 6 months to 5 years. This is the first year that the CDC has especially recommended flu shots for children 2 to 5 years of age.
• Children 2-18 years of age on long-term aspirin therapy
• Household members and caretakers of infants younger than 6 months of age
• Pregnant women
• People with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma
• People with weakened immune systems
• Residents of long-term--care facilities
• Health-care personnel who provide direct patient care
For information, phone MetroCall at 311 or visit www.louisvilleky.gov/health.