Friday, October 12, 2012

Flu shot clinics Saturday in Carrabelle and Wewahitchka

Flu season is just beginning so this is the time to get vaccinated and there will be two vaccination clinics in Franklin and Gulf Counties this weekend to help you get it done.

Health professionals recommend that everyone get a flu shot every year- especially people with weakened immune systems or long term health problems, as well as pregnant women and residents of nursing homes or other chronic care facilities.

Flu shots are also strongly recommended for children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years.

On Saturday Franklin County residents can get flu shots at the carrabelle health department building from 9 until noon.

The Gulf County health department will offer flu shots at the Wewahitchka Health department building from 9 till 1 central time.

If you can’t make it to either clinic, the shots are also offered at most pharmacies in the area and at doctor’s offices.

Flu shots are 25 dollars, but are covered by medicare, medicaide and most private insurance.

If you’d like more information about the flu vaccinations, you can call the health department in Apalachicola at 653 -2111 or in Port St. Joe at 227-1276. e-mail with comments