Flu vaccine available in Jackson County | Health
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KFVS) – Flu season usually begins in late October and lasts until April or May.
Everyone who is at least six months is recommended to get a vaccination in order to be protected from the flu.
The Jackson County Health Department will be providing flu vaccines on a walk-in basis now through Nov. 8. from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
In addition, people can get vaccinated at the following locations and times:
- Southern Illinois University-Carbondale(SIUC), Friday, Oct. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for State employees and families.
- Elkville Civic Center at E. Kimmel and 6th Street, in Elkville, Ill., Monday, Oct. 21, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Makanda Community Center, Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Ava Buck Bower Park Community Building, Friday, Oct. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
- Murphysboro American Legion, Friday, Oct. 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The health department will also be at the SIU Student Recreation Center on Oct. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
State employees can go to any clinic site for their vaccine.
The flu vaccination is free for anyone with Medicare B, Medicaid and State employees, with insurance cards.
The health department also accepts most insurance including Health Link, Health Alliance, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Coventry and Humana.
The vaccine is $35 without insurance.
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