The Kane County Health Department reminds residents to get their annual flu shot.
Dec. 2 to Dec. 8 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, and the Kane County Health Department reminds residents about the importance of getting an annual flu shot to protect yourself before the holidays arrive. National Influenza Vaccination Week is observed each year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to raise awareness of the health benefits of flu shots and urge people to get vaccinated in December, January and even later, the Kane County Health Department said in a release issued Monday. Flu season can last as late as May. A vaccination is the single best step to protect yourself, your family and friends against the flu before the start of the holiday season, the release states. The Centers for Disease Control and …
McHenry County Department of Health taking appointments for flu shots.
Friday, September 7, 2012
The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) has received its intranasal (FluMist) flu vaccine for children ages 2 to 18 years of age through the state-funded Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. Appointments are required at 815-334-4536. For those who are Medicaid eligible and non-Medicaid children that meet VFC criteria (uninsured, underinsured, American Indian, Alaskan Native), an administrative cost of $15 is assessed. Parents must accompany children and bring up to date immunization records. Flu clinics are scheduled at the Crystal Lake office, 100 N. Virginia St., on the following dates/times: Vaccination is the first and most important step in protecting your family. Children younger than age 5 are at highest risk of serious flu …