Clinics to offer free vaccinations

November 2, 2008 2:46:24 PM PST
Wake County will open flu vaccination clinics Monday, with free shots for eligible children and uninsured pregnant women and $30 shots for others. Children between the ages of 5 and 18 will receive free shots if they are Medicaid eligible, uninsured or underinsured, at a high risk for flu complications or living with someone who is at high risk for complications from the flu.

No appointment is needed for the $30 flu shot or $50 pneumonia shot. FluMist, the nasal spray vaccine, will be offered only at the Commons Building for $30.

    The following clinics will offer the flu vaccinations:
  • Wake County Commons Building on Carya Drive in Raleigh
  • Northern Regional Center on E. Holding Ave. in Wake Forest
  • Eastern Regional Center on Dogwood Drive in Zebulon
  • Southern Regional Center on N. Judd Parkway NE in Fuquay-Varina.
The clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Durham County Health Department is also offering influenza vaccinations to both adults and children on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. while vaccine supplies last.

The Health Department is closed the first Wednesday afternoon of every month.

The fee is $25 for adults and children that do not meet the criteria for free state-supplied vaccine.

All children six months through 59 months of age, regardless of insurance status, may receive state-supplied influenza vaccine at no charge while supplies last.


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