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.