Flu shots encouraged by Bi-County Health Department

Flu shots encouraged by Bi-County Health Department

MARION, IL (KFVS) - Flu season is here, so the Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department is encouraging you to get your annual flu shot.

The department says vaccines will be available during walk-in clinic hours at both the Marion and Benton locations beginning Monday, Nov. 2.  Hours at the Marion office are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.  The vaccine will be available at the Benton office at the same hours, but only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

In addition, Bi-County Health will be hosting a late night flu clinic from 4-6 p.m. at the Marion office on Wednesday, Nov. 4, and on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Benton office.

The fee for the influenza vaccine is $30.

The flu vaccine is also available at other drugstores, pharmacies and health departments.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends annual seasonal flu shots for everyone six months and older, according to Bi-County Health officials. The vaccine is especially recommended for those who are very young and senior citizens, as well as anyone with chronic underlying health conditions.

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