Health Department Holds Community Flu Clinic in Centralia

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CENTRALIA - It's almost flu season and in preparation the Boone County Health Department provided almost 100 community members with their annual flu shot Thursday.

The health department is holding community flu clinics throughout Boone County this fall.  In an effort to ensure as many people get their shots as possible, the clinics are open to anyone and no appointments are needed.

Boone County Health Department nurse supervisor, Trina Teacutter, urges everyone to get a flu shot on an annual basis.

"The Flu vaccine is the best defense that we have against Influenza each year you have to get it every year because the viruses change each year," said Teacutter.

All children ages six months to 18 years old are eligible to receive a free seasonal vaccine.  For adults ages 19 and older the vaccine is $25 and $30 for a FluMist version of the medicine.

Clinics will continue throughout the month in the following locations:

Stugeon: Elementary School, 210 W Patton St - Monday, Oct. 22, 3:30-6 p.m.

Harrisburg: Community Room - Wednesday, Oct. 24, 3:30-6 p.m.

Hallsville: Intermediate School, 411 E Highway 124 - Thursday, Nov. 1, 4-6 p.m.