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Northeast Public Health District: Come get your flu vaccines

The Northeast Texas Public Health District will offer flu vaccinations beginning on Monday, October 13th.  The vaccination clinics will operate every Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 815 N. Broadway and will continue until the supply is depleted.  The cost for the flu vaccination is $20.00 per person and the cost for the flu mist is $25.00 per person.  Medicaid and Medicare will be accepted.

An annual influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. "Flu is more than just a bad cold that makes people feel uncomfortable," said Dr. David Lakey, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner.  "This viral infection can lead to a serious, sometimes deadly illness."

According to Dr. Jonathan MacClements, Smith County Health Authority, "People at increased risk for complications from the flu should get the vaccine as early as possible."  Individuals at increased risk include children 6 months through 4 years of age, people with chronic medical conditions, residents of long-term care facilities, and pregnant women.  Early immunizations also are encouraged for those 50 or older, for people who live with or care for those at increased risk of flu complications, and for those who come in close contact with children younger than 6 months of age.

For additional information, please contact the Northeast Texas Public Health District at 903-510-5604. 

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