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Flu Shots Available at Health Department

Oct 12, 2018

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is offering flu vaccinations to children and adults at the Immunizations Clinic at 1235 Ramsey St. Uninsured children six months to 18 years old may receive the vaccination for free.

For other patients, the cost will depend on the type of flu vaccine received. The Board of Health and Board of County Commissioners eliminated the administrative fee for customers, which has reduced the out-of-pocket expense for Cumberland County residents.

The Health Department’s Immunizations Clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., every second and fourth Tuesday until 7 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon. Walk-ins are welcome except for Friday afternoon service, which is limited and available by appointment only. Patients arriving late in the day should report to the Immunizations Clinic at least 30 minutes before closing time to allow time for registration.

For more information, call the Immunizations Clinic at 910-433-3633 or 910-433-3657.

While the flu virus can have serious implications, even for healthy people, flu complications are most common among very young children and people over 50, as well as people with chronic health conditions and pregnant women.

In addition to vaccinations, you can prevent flu and other illnesses by:

  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then discarding the tissue properly.
  • Washing hands frequently with soap and water or, if not available, with an approved hand sanitizer.
  • Staying home when you are sick. Stay home until you are fever free for at least 24 hours.