News Releases > Health Department now offering flu vaccineALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Oct. 10, 2008) – Now is the time to get immunized against the flu, and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is offering the vaccine free for children while supplies last.
The department is offering FluMist, an intranasal spray suitable for healthy children age 2 to 18. FluMist is not suitable for children younger than 2 or children with underlying medical conditions, such as asthma. The department is still awaiting the traditional flu shot for children and teens and expects to be able to offer it within the next few weeks.
The health department’s Immunization Clinic is on the fifth floor of the City-County Building, 1 E. Main St. The clinic’s hours are Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary but parents are asked to bring their child’s shot record.
Besides the health department’s Immunization Clinic, FluMist is also available at all Super Shot clinic locations. For a list of locations and their hours of operation, call
424-7468 or visit http://www.phpni.com/supershot.htm.
Adults who still want to arrange for a flu vaccine should check with their physician or visit one of the flu shot clinics offered by the Lutheran or Parkview health systems.
Lutheran Hospital will be offering free flu shots at a special drive-thru clinic on Saturday, Oct. 11. Simply pull into the south parking garage on the Lutheran campus between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. People can also visit one of the five RediMed urgent care clinics in northeast Indiana where the cost for a flu shot is $30 while supplies last. For a list of those locations and hours of operation, visit www.RediMedClinics.com.
Parkview Home Health & Hospice is hosting a series of flu and pneumonia clinic throughout northeast Indiana. The cost for flu shots is $21 and for pneumonia shots is $35, a fee that may be billed to Medicare or Medicaid for recipients who qualify. For a list of times and locations, call the Parkview Flu & Pneumonia Information Line at 800-727-8439, ext. 37985 or visit the community health improvement page at www.parkview.com.
For more information on stopping the spread of the flu, visit www.fighttheflu.org.