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Shaw Local Reports on La Salle County Health Department’s New Walk-In Clinic for Flu Vaccinations


Sep 16, 2023

The La Salle County Health Department is offering a walk-in flu vaccination clinic on three different dates. The first clinic will take place on Tuesday, September 26th from 1-4 p.m., followed by another clinic on Tuesday, October 3rd from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm, and a final clinic on Tuesday, October 24th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The health department is conveniently located at 717 Etna Road in Ottawa.

The clinic will be providing both seasonal influenza vaccines and high-dose influenza vaccines specifically for individuals aged 65 and older. Additionally, children’s vaccines and the influenza vaccine provided by the Children’s Health Insurance System are also available at this clinic. This applies to children aged 6 months to 18 years who receive Medicaid. It is important to note that all La Salle County Health Department influenza vaccines are preservative-free.

The cost for a seasonal flu shot at the clinic is $25, while the cost for a high dose of influenza vaccine is $60. If you have insurance, the health department will bill your insurance directly. However, if you prefer to make cash payments, that option is also available. It is important to bring your insurance card and photo ID with you to your vaccination appointment. A doctor’s order is not required for receiving the flu vaccine at this clinic. Additionally, please ensure that children are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

It is critical for both adults and children to practice good hygiene measures to reduce the chance of developing the flu. Providing education to children about covering their mouths when coughing and sneezing, as well as transmitting infections from hands to mucous membranes, is essential. One of the best ways to protect yourself and your children is by washing your hands frequently and thoroughly.

If you experience “flu-like” symptoms, it is highly recommended to stay home from work, child care, or school in order to minimize the spread of infection. Remember the three Cs: Clean, Cover, and Contain. It is essential to wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water, cover your coughs and sneezes, and contain germs by staying home if you’re sick.

For more information about the flu vaccination clinic or any related concerns, please contact the La Salle County Health Department at 815-433-3366. Additionally, you can visit their website at www.lasallecounty.org.

By Editor

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