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June 16, 2019


As flu season is among us, the Jackson County Department of Public Health (JCDPH) urges all residents to protect themselves by getting vaccinated against the flu.  Remember that flu can be a serious illness, especially for adults over the age of 65 years, children under five, pregnant women, and those with certain medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease.


JCDPH will begin offering flu vaccines to the public on October 1, 2018.  Stop by the Health Department on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM and 1:30 PM-4:30 PM to get the vaccine during General Clinic.  Prices range from $35 to $60, depending on the type of vaccine administered.  No appointments are necessary and a variety of insurances can be billed.


For questions about the flu, call the Flu Line at 828-587-8201 or the Health Department’s main line at 828-586-8994.

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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