Contact: Collette DuValle, 317-373-2391

Marion County Health Department Announces Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinic Schedule

The Marion County Health Department will hold 12 seasonal flu vaccine clinics beginning Friday, October 2 and continuing through Monday, October 19.

The clinics will offer the seasonal flu vaccine, pneumonia and tetanus shots.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Indiana State Department of Health and the Marion County Health Department are encouraging children and adults to get a seasonal flu vaccine this year.

"We are asking our residents, including children, to get a flu vaccine this year. This helps protect you, your family, co-workers and others you interact with. The seasonal flu shot will help lower your risk of the flu and will mean milder symptoms if you do get the seasonal flu," said Virginia A. Caine, M.D., director, Marion County Health Department.

These clinics will not offer vaccine for the H1N1 flu, and the vaccinations at these clinics will not prevent the H1N1 flu virus.

Children under age 2 can receive the vaccine free of charge.

The flu or flu mist vaccine fee for those ages 2 through 18 is $10. Those 19 and older will be charged $15. Pneumonia vaccines are $40 and tetanus vaccine is $20. Medicare and Medicaid will be accepted.

The seasonal influenza clinic schedule includes:
Friday, October 2
8 a.m. - Noon
Baxter YMCA
7900 South Shelby Street

Monday, October 5
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
OASIS-Glendale Mall
6101 North Keystone Avenue

Monday, October 5
8 a.m. - Noon
George Goodwin Community Center
3935 Mooresville Road

Wednesday, October 7
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mid-North Shepherd Center
3808 North Meridian Street

Thursday, October 8
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.v St. Paul's Episcopal Church
6050 North Meridian Street

Thursday, October 8
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Oasis at Community Life Center
Washington Park Cemetery
10612 East Washington Street

Monday, October 12
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Old Bethel United Methodist Church
7995 East 21st Street

Monday, October 12
8 a.m. - Noon
Southport United Methodist Church
1847 East Southport Road

Monday, October 12
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Jewish Community Center
6701 Hoover Road

Tuesday, October 13
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
OASIS West
6012 Crawfordsville Road

Wednesday, October 14
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Southport Presbyterian Church
7525 McFarland Boulevard

Monday, October 19
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
East 91st Street Christian Church
6049 East 91st Street

Information about the seasonal flu clinics is available at www.mchd.com or by calling (317) 221-2122.

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