GCHD announces Flu Clinic dates

By Portia Williams

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GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. — Health officials at The Greenup County Health Department (GCHD) are preparing to host a walk in seasonal flu vaccine clinic. Those dates at the Greenup location are Oct. 6 and 3. The flu vaccination clinics will operate from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each of those days.

This year’s flu vaccinations are also available at the Greenup location during normal clinic hours through the same day scheduling system.

At the South Shore location of the health department, now in the South Shore City Building, Flu vaccinations will be available for walk-ins each Wednesday in October from 8:00am to 11:00am.

Connie Wilburn, nurse administrator at GCHD, said the flu vaccination is recommended at age six months.

“Influenza is a respiratory disease that is contagious and can lead to very serious complications and even death. The flu vaccine is the best way to prevent the disease. CDC recommends that everyone six months of age and older receive the flu vaccine,” Wilburn said.

Flu vaccinations will also be available during Greenup County Old Fashion Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1 and 2. The clinic can be located in the kitchen area on the first floor of the courthouse. Additionally, Saturday, Oct. 3, Flu vaccinations will be available at the Greenup Methodist Church Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Quadrivalent vaccine which covers four strains of flu will cost $26. There will also be FluMist Quadrivalent for $26 and a High Dose Flu vaccine available to people 65 and older for $40.

For a list of accepted insurances call the health department at 606-473-9838 or visit www.greenuphealth.com.

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