More Flu Shots Here, East Texans Line Up - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

12/9/04-Jacksonville

More Flu Shots Here, East Texans Line Up

More flu shots have arrived and East Texans are lining up. A clinic was held in Jacksonville today and it just wrapped up about an hour ago. But don't worry, another one will be held tomorrow. Thursday's clinic opened at 9:00 a.m., but people started filing in by 8:00 at the Norman Activity Center. The Cherokee County Health Department had 2,700 flu shots to give out.

Coordinator, Tony Dennis moved people through the line efficiently. First they went through screening, then registration, payment and then on to the most important step, vaccination. "I just always get one," says Claxene Jay. "And I really like to have one, so I was a little anxious when I wasn't able to get to it earlier."

Some of the people had waited several months to get their flu shot. One woman put her name on the health department's waiting list and got a call yesterday. "I'm a very bad diabetic," says Loretta Sorensen. "And so the doctor had told me to be sure and get one."

To get a flu shot, you must fall into the following priority groups: Children under 2, seniors 65 and older, people with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women and health care workers who may come in contact with sick people.

The pressing question is, will the health department have enough shots for everyone who needs one? "It just depends on how many are going to come through, but still we hope we're able to meet everybody's needs," says Dennis. "And if we run out, hopefully we'll be able to get some more at some point."

If you missed today, you can still get your flu shot tomorrow. A clinic will be held in Rusk from 9:00-3:00 at the First United Methodist Church at 308 North Henderson Street. The shots are $15 or free if you have Medicare Part B.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Sports WebXtra: UT-Tyler hosts special Olympics

    Sports WebXtra: UT-Tyler hosts special Olympics

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-03-28 04:13:30 GMT
    UT-Tyler athletics hosting special olympics on Monday night.UT-Tyler athletics hosting special olympics on Monday night.

    The UT-Tyler Student Athlete Advisory Committee hosted its second annual special Olympics with swoop on Monday night. Numerous Patriot athletes took time out of their normal practice and school routine to participate in the event and give kids a night of fun they normally don't experience.

    More >>

    The UT-Tyler Student Athlete Advisory Committee hosted its second annual special Olympics with swoop on Monday night. Numerous Patriot athletes took time out of their normal practice and school routine to participate in the event and give kids a night of fun they normally don't experience.

    More >>
  • Chapel Hill officially hires Jason Hooker

    Chapel Hill officially hires Jason Hooker

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:08 AM EDT2017-03-28 04:08:51 GMT
    Jason Hook officially hired at Chapel Hill.Jason Hook officially hired at Chapel Hill.

    A new era of Chapel Hill football will begin this fall. Jason Hooker's hiring became official at Monday night's CHISD board meeting. Hooker, who comes over from Brownsboro, is replacing Thomas Sitton as head coach and athletic director.

    More >>

    A new era of Chapel Hill football will begin this fall. Jason Hooker's hiring became official at Monday night's CHISD board meeting. Hooker, who comes over from Brownsboro, is replacing Thomas Sitton as head coach and athletic director.

    More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Blake Lynch impressing during Baylor spring practices

    Sports WebXtra: Blake Lynch impressing during Baylor spring practices

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-03-28 04:02:09 GMT
    Matt Rhule is excited about Lynch's progress.Matt Rhule is excited about Lynch's progress.

    Former Baylor standouts Mount Pleasant product KD Cannon and Linden-Kildare native Shock Linwood will get their chance on April 5th to workout in front of NFL scouts and personnel during the Bears Pro Day. In the meantime, new head coach Matt Rhule is trying to lay the foundation of a program that can compete for a Big 12 title in 2017

    More >>

    Former Baylor standouts Mount Pleasant product KD Cannon and Linden-Kildare native Shock Linwood will get their chance on April 5th to workout in front of NFL scouts and personnel during the Bears Pro Day. In the meantime, new head coach Matt Rhule is trying to lay the foundation of a program that can compete for a Big 12 title in 2017

    More >>
Powered by Frankly