Flu Shots Available Sept.18 at the Jackson County Health Department

By: Jackson County Health Department
By: Jackson County Health Department

The Jackson County Health Department will begin providing seasonal flu shots on September 18th at the main facility on the corner of 4th Street and 5th Avenue in Marianna.

Seasonal flu shots are $35.00 and Pneumonia Shots are $45.00. The flu vaccinations that are being offered at this time are for seasonal influenza, not H1N1 Swine Flu.

Please call (850) 526-2412 for an appointment.

Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or Medicare Part B will be accepted. Please bring your Medicare Card with you.

Top 3 reasons to get seasonal flu vaccine:

• Prevent seasonal influenza-related death
• Prevent severe illness
• Protect other people

In the U.S., influenza results in approximately 200,000 hospitalizations each year. Annually, over 36,000 people in the U.S. die from the flu, and most are age 65 or older. More people die from flu than from any other vaccine-preventable disease.

The Florida Department of Health Bureau of Immunization has materials available promoting the importance of flu vaccination at: http://www.immunizeflorida.org/flu/index.htm

Please protect yourself and your family and get your seasonal flu shot.

If you have any questions, please contact the Jackson County Health Department at 526-2412 or visit our web site at www.jacksonchd.org.

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