October 2, 2008
Health Agency Offers Flu Vaccination Clinics
Preparing for flu season, the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is organizing clinics to administer flu vaccinations at 1005 W. Worley St. in Columbia.
Unlike previous years, the clinics will be open to all people, rather than just high-risk patients 65 and older or those with compromised immune systems, department spokeswoman Genalee Alexander said.
A flu shot or flu mist nasal spray costs $20. Alexander said the health department would not bill private insurance companies for the medication but instead bill Medicaid or Medicare. Individuals can pay with cash, checks or credit cards, Alexander said.
The clinics will also offer pneumonia vaccines for $40 for people 65 and older.
Clinics are scheduled at the Sanford-Kimpton Building, 1005 W. Worley St.:
- 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14; 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15; and 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20.
Flu vaccinations will be available at regularly scheduled health clinics:
- Thursday, Oct. 9 - 10 to 11 a.m. at Hallsville City Hall, noon to 1 p.m. at Harrisburg Christian Church, 2 to 3 p.m. at Rocheport Senior Housing.
- Thursday, Oct. 16 - 10 to 11 a.m. at Centralia Senior Center, noon to 1:30 p.m. at Boone County offices in Centralia, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Sturgeon Senior Center.
- Thursday, Oct. 23 - 9 to 10 a.m. at Hartsburg American Legion Hall, 11 a.m. to noon at Ashland Senior Center.
Originally published by the Tribune's staff.
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