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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Drive-Thru Flu Clinics Available!

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The Henry and Stark County Health Departments and First Choice Healthcare in conjunction with the Henry County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) announce they will be conducting 4 Drive-Thru Adult Flu Shot Clinics for local residents in October. 

 The Health Department will be conducting Drive-Thru Seasonal Flu vaccinations at these times and locations:

 GENESEO:      Tuesday, October 3rd from 11:00am-1:00pm, Geneseo Moose Lodge Parking Lot, 1025 S. State St.

 ALPHA:         Thursday, October 5th from 11:00am-1:00pm, Oxford American Legion Parking Lot, 211 W. A St.

 TOULON:       Monday, October 9th from 11:00am-1:00pm, Stark County Junior High School New Parking Lot, 402 S. Franklin St.

 KEWANEE:    Thursday, October 12th from 11:00am-1:00pm, Henry & Stark County Health Department’s West Parking Lot, 110 N. Burr Blvd. 

 These drive-thru flu clinics are for Adults (18 years of age and older) only. For children’s flu vaccination; please check with your healthcare provider or call the Department’s First Choice Healthcare Clinics for availability.  

 Flu shots will only be given on a “Drive-Thru” basis, No “Walk Ups.”  In addition, participants must have working car windows.  Bring your Medicare and/or Insurance card, $33 cash or check at the time of vaccination.  

 According to the CDC, flu activity most commonly peaks in the US in January or February; so this is a great time to get your seasonal flu shot.  This year the Health Department is pleased to announce that we will be administering the 4-component Quadrivalent Seasonal Flu shot at all our upcoming drive-thru flu clinics and at our First Choice Healthcare Clinic locations in Kewanee and Colona. We believe this vaccine is going to give our area residents the most comprehensive protection from influenza this year.

 As usual, we are encouraging everyone 6 months of age and older to get vaccinated against the flu this year.  People at high risk of serious flu complications are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated.  These "at-risk" persons include small children, pregnant women, people with chronic health problems like asthma, diabetes, smokers, heart and lung disease, health care workers, and people 65 years and older.

 For more information on the Health Department's Drive-Thru Flu Clinics call the Department’s First Choice Healthcare Clinics at (309) 852-5272 Kewanee and (309) 792-4011 Colona or  find us on Facebook at Henry and Stark County Health Departments, or Follow Us On Twitter and Instagram.

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