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It's not too late for kids flu vaccine

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It's not too late to vaccinate your children against the flu!  Flu vaccines for children ages 6 months through 18 years, are available at the Vanderburgh County Health Department, located at 420 Mulberry St, as follows:

BY APPOINTMENT: Monday through Friday - CALL (812) 435-5997

or 

WALK-IN:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. or Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

According to Health Officer Dr. Ray Nicholson, flu vaccines are safe and effective, and receiving an annual flu vaccine is the single most effective method to prevent the spread of flu.        

PLEASE NOTE:  Children under age eighteen must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and bring all vaccine records and health insurance and Medicaid cards.  

If your child has private insurance, please call your doctor FIRST for flu vaccine.  If your doctor does not give flu vaccine, please call (812) 435-5997 to verify that your insurance is accepted at the Vanderburgh County Health Department.  Private insurance is billed for vaccine and administration fees, and Medicaid is billed for administration fees. 

Children should wear short sleeve shirts, eat before coming to the clinic and be prepared to stay at least one hour. 

For more information, contact your child's healthcare provider or call us at 435-5692 or visit us on the web at www.vanderburghgov.org/health

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