By O’Shay Massey
Flu season is upon us and The Jackson County Department of Public Health is preparing for this upcoming October. The Health Department will be having flu outreach starting October 1st, Monday- Friday from 8am to 5pm.
They will be offering four different kinds of flu vaccinations based on age, starting with 6 months and up. Cost of each Vaccines can be found on the Jackson County website www.jacksonnc.org. The Health Department will be accepting insurance from, Medicare, Medicaid, Humana, Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well as Crescent.
The Health Department will also be holding a “drop-in” Flu Clinic on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10 am to 2pm in the Big Room at the Health Department. The staff will also be visiting County Government agencies and community organizations to offer flu shots to county employees and the public, for those who can’t go directly to the Health Department.
That outreach will be taking place at the following places.
Department of Social Services, Department on Aging, Maintenance Garage/Board of Elections, Transit, Justice Center, Emergency Management, Department of Parks and Recreation (Cullowhee and Cashiers), Planning/Permitting Office (Cashiers).
Senior Centers (Sylva & Cashiers), Board of Education, Jackson County Schools, Victory Christian School, Summit Charter School, The Hermitage, Morning Star Nursing Home, Southwestern Commission, Smoky Mountain Center, Southwestern Community College, Town of Sylva, Sylva Fire Department, Webster Enterprises, ECU Dental School, Local dentist offices.
For More information on the Flu visit the Health Department Website, or call the Health Department Flu Line at 828-587-8201.