Flu Clinics 2015-2016

Lafayette County Health Department will hold flu vaccine clinics in the County as follows:   

1. September 15, 2015
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Odessa Senior Center
2. September 17, 2015
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Concordia Senior Center
3. September 22, 2015
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Higginsville Senior Center
4. September 24, 2015
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Margaret Gray Center (Lexington)
5. September 29, 2015
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Waverly City Hall
6. October 2, 2015
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Wellington City Hall

Flu vaccine will also be given beginning September 2nd during regularly scheduled immunization clinics at the Health Department, 547 South Business Highway 13, Lexington. Clinics are: Mondays 1 to 4 pm, Wednesdays 8:30 am to 4 pm, and the last Tuesday of the month 8:30 am to 6:30 pm (Please arrive by 6:00 pm as there is paperwork to fill out). LCHD will provide Vaccine for Children (VFC) influenza vaccine through these clinics as soon as we receive vaccine from MDHSS. VFC is sponsored by the CDC to offer a limited supply of vaccinations (including influenza) for those that have Medicaid, uninsured, and underinsured children age 6 months to 18 years.

LCHD also accepts private insurance. Insurances accepted Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, ChampVa, Coventry, FMH Benefit Services (Coresource), Humana, Medicare Part B, Meritain, Tri Care, UMR, and United Health Care. Please bring your card with you and we will check to make sure immunizations are covered.

Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruse. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions,are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. By getting a flu shot you can protect yourself from influenza and may also avoid spreading influenza to others, including those at high risk for serious illness. For the upcoming flu season, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends all persons greater than 6 months of age be vaccinated.                      

For more information about the flu or this year’s vaccine, contact the Health Department at (660) 259-4371. For the clinic schedule, select option 2. To speak to a nurse, choose option 4. LCHD is an equal opportunity employer. Services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis.