free flu vaccinations will be available at the Franklin and Grundy County Health Departments for both adults and children.
The Grundy County Health Department reminds everyone the best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated. Peak flu season is here, but you still have time to get vaccinated. Flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six months of age and older, and is especially important for infants, young children, pregnant women, adults over age 50 and for those with chronic medical conditions.
Starting February 8, 2016, free flu vaccinations will be available at the Grundy County Health Department for both adults and children.
“We want to vaccinate as many people in Grundy County as possible to protect the health of our community,” said Grundy County Health Director Charlene Nunley. “Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect your family, friends, coworkers and yourself from the flu, so we urge everyone who has not yet had a flu vaccine this season to get one as soon as possible.”
Delayed delivery of certain influenza vaccine products means supplies are still available at the Grundy County Health Department. The clinic will provide flu vaccinations at no cost to patients until vaccine supplies are depleted. Appointments must be made to receive flu vaccine, and are now being scheduled at the clinic.
In addition to getting vaccinated, it’s important to practice good hand washing and other good health habits to prevent the spread of flu and other viruses that circulate at this time of year. People who are sick should take actions to stop spread of germs:
- Stay home if you are sick
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
- Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
For more information, call the Grundy County Health Department at 423-931-692-3641 for an appointment.