162014Sep

Health Department Begins Offering Appointments for 2014 Seasonal Flu Vaccination on September 22

BURLINGTON – Flu season is upon us and the Alamance County Health Department (ACHD) wants you to protect yourself and your families. Beginning Monday, September 22, the health department will begin offering seasonal flu shots to the public.

This year, the health department will be providing the following vaccine options to the public (while supplies last):

Quadrivalent flu vaccine injection which covers four strains of influenza

Flu mist which is the nasal spray live vaccine and only for ages 2-49 years

Flublok flu vaccine injection which is recommended for people with egg allergies that are ages 18-49 years

High Dose Trivalent vaccine which covers three strains and is recommended for people over 65 years

One shot is all most people will need. Children under age 9, who have not previously been vaccinated against the flu, may need two doses.

The cost of the seasonal Flu Mist and Quadrivalent vaccine is $25.00. The cost of the Flublok and High Dose Trivalent is $35.00. Uninsured children less than 19 years old are eligible for free vaccine. Insured children less than 19 years old whose insurance does not cover the cost of a flu shot may be eligible for free flu vaccine.

The health department can bill Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurances. Shots will be given


by appointment, Monday-Friday (excluding holidays), at the following times:

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Stay healthy this season by getting the flu shot. Don’t forget to wash your hands often, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, cover coughs and sneezes, and stay home when sick to help stop the spread of illness. For an appointment or more information, call the health department at 336-227-0101.