Monday, October 4, 2010

Flu shots are available today at Lentz Health Center

Shot are $20, TennCare and Medicare Part B are accepted Cindy Smith • THE TENNESSEAN • October 4, 2010 The Metro Public Health Department was scheduled to open its annual Fast Track Flu Shot Clinic 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., today, October 4th through Friday October 8th. The Health Department received shipments of the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine earlier this year and will open the clinic about three weeks earlier than in past years. This year’s seasonal flu vaccine will also protect against the H1N1 influenza virus. The Centers for Disease Control recently changed their recommendations of who should get a flu shot to anyone 6 months and older. The best available protection against influenza during the flu season is to get a flu shot. The Lentz Health Center is located at 311 23rd Avenue North. The Health Department will offer flu shots for a $20 fee (TennCare and Medicare Part B are accepted). Flu shots are offered on a walk-in basis at all three Health Department clinics (Lentz Health Center, East Health Center, 1015 East Trinity Lane, Woodbine Health Center, 224 Oriel Avenue) throughout the Fall and Winter- no appointment is necessary. Influenza season typically begins in Nashville in late December or early January, according to the Metro Health Department

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