The clinics will be held on the following dates and times:
Monday, Sept. 19 - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23 - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Additional clinic days will be scheduled and publicized at a later date.
Seasonal Influenza vaccinations will be $15 each. Medicare will be accepted from covered individuals. The Health District will also accept Medicaid (ages 18 and younger) and CHIP for flu vaccinations for those individuals eligible to receive vaccinations as part of the program coverage.
Pneumonia vaccinations will also be available for $55 each. Individuals receiving both the Seasonal Influenza and Pneumonia vaccinations at the same time will pay $60 for the two shots. Medicare will also be accepted for Pneumonia vaccinations.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending everyone over the age of six months receive a flu vaccination. The Seasonal Influenza vaccine available at these clinics is effective for the 3 Seasonal Influenza strains most likely to be circulating this flu season including the Novel 2009 H1N1 or swine flu virus which circulated in 2009. Everyone is encouraged to have a Seasonal Influenza vaccination as soon as it is available.
For more information, contact the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District at 325-692-5600 or go to http://www.abilenetx.com/press/Influenza.htm.