Created on Friday, 04 September 2009 09:37

Contact: Collette DuValle, 317-373-2391

Health Department Will Offer Seasonal Flu Vaccines Beginning September 8

The Marion County Health Department will begin offering seasonal flu vaccine through its District Health Offices on Tuesday, September 8.

The health department encourages all Marion County residents to get a seasonal flu vaccine this year.

Those identified as most at-risk for seasonal flu and those who should receive a flu shot include:

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 vaccine are $40 and tetanus vaccine is $20. Medicare and Medicaid will be accepted.

Seasonal influenza vaccine will be available at the Marion County Health Department District Health Offices:
Monday September 14, 21 and 28
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Northwest District Health Office
6940 North Michigan Road

Tuesday, September 8, 15, 22 and 29
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Northeast District Health Office
6042 East 21st Street

Thursday, September 10, 17 and 24
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
South District Health Office
505 East National Avenue

The Marion County Health Department will sponsor 12 community seasonal flu vaccination clinics beginning October 2. For more information, contact the Marion County Health Department at 221-2122, or watch for updates on Indianapolis City Government WCTY-TV Channel 16.