Yadkin County Health Department to hold flu clinic

Submitted by Yadkin County Health Department

October 16, 2012

The Yadkin County Health Department will be offering the flu vaccine during the “flu season.”

Our walk-in clinic will be on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It will be held at the Health Department located at 217 E. Willow Street in Yadkinville.

Yadkin County Health Department accepts the following insurance: Medicaid, Medicare only if you do not have a Medicare supplement, or Blue Cross Blue Shield. We will also offer the flu vaccine for $25.00.

The flu can be a devastating illness for older adults, children and immune compromised individuals. Each year in the United States about 9 out of 10 flu-related deaths and more than 6 out of 10 flu-related hospital stays occur in people over the age of 65.

There are ways to help protect yourself and loved ones from the flu such as; frequent hand washing, use of hand sanitizer when unable to wash hands, when sneezing and coughing cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or with your forearm, and keeping your hands away from your nose, eyes and mouth.

If you are sick with a flu like illness the CDC recommends staying home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone. Getting a flu shot is also another great preventative measure.Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine as soon as the current vaccines are available.

Please call Lorie at the Yadkin County Health Department with questions at 679-4203 or log on to www.cdc.gov for more information.