Fight the Flu! Get Your Flu Shot
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Wayne County Department of Public Health recommend that everyone, six months of age and over get vaccinated against influenza. The 2013-14 flu vaccine protects against the three strains currently circulating, including the H1N1 virus—the most common variety this year. Flu seasons typically peak in February and end in April.
Getting a flu shot is the best protection against the flu. Keep in mind that the shot generally takes two weeks to take effect.
It’s also essential to follow flu prevention guidelines—Stay home when sick, cover your cough and thoroughly wash hands with soap and warm water.
Flu shots are available at the Wayne County Department of Public Health, 33030 Van Born, in Wayne:
Flu shots for adults - $20; Medicaid/Medicare Part B accepted.
Children, six months and older - $10. Vaccines for Children (VFC) program for eligible children.
Pneumonia shots also available - $80. Medicaid/Medicare Part B accepted.
Call the Wayne County Department of Public Health at 734.727.7101 (clinic) for more details or an appointment. Visit www.waynecounty.com/hhs/PublicHealth.htm or www.cdc.gov/flu for more flu information.
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