MOUNT VERNON - If you have not had a chance to get a flu shot, the Knox County Health Department will conduct a walk-in clinic on Saturday (Sept. 30) from 8-11 a.m. at the health department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd. Flu shots for adults and children, ages 3 yrs. of age and older will be available at the clinic.
If someone is unable to walk into the building to get a shot, a nurse will be available to go outside to administer the shot while the person in their vehicle. There are no restrictions for age or health conditions.
Medicaid, Medicare and most forms of insurance will be accepted for payment of the flu shot at all health department clinics . Otherwise, the cost for the flu shot is $30 and can be paid in cash or by check. Clinic attendees need to bring their ID and medical/insurance card.
In addition to the community clinics, the health department will also provide flu shots to anyone in Knox County who is homebound and unable to attend a community clinic. To schedule a flu shot for a homebound person, call Sherri Rine RN, at 740-392-2200, Ext. 2249.
To be protected from the flu, the Health Department recommends that everyone, get a dose of flu vaccine. A flu shot clinic especially for children will be held at the Health Department on Oct. 17 from 4-6 p.m. Vaccine will be available for children ages 3 mos. of age and older.
For a complete list of flu shot clinics offered by the Health Department, see the agency website, www.knoxhealth.com or call the 740-399-8014 for upcoming clinics.