Clinton County Health Department offering flu vaccinations

By John Hamilton - [email protected]

WILMINGTON — With flu season upon us, many will be going to get their vaccines. To help combat influenza, the Clinton County Health Department will provide walk-in vaccinations during regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

“We’re offering them on a daily basis as long as we have a nurse on staff,” said Monica Wood, director of nursing at the Clinton County Health Department. “What we offer here is a quadrivalent flu (vaccine) for all four vaccines available.”

The Health Department is welcoming citizens to come in without setting up an appointment. They also cover the treatment by billing it to patients’ insurance, and there are no co-pays. If one does not have insurance, they will have to pay $25 for the shots.

“One of our perks at this point is we are able to bill all types of insurance. We’ve had some changes here, we are part of a health collaborative that really goes for child immunization. You can stop in and get your vaccines without setting an appointment,” said Wood.

According to Wood, it’s a really good time to get the vaccine, with flu season picking up later in the fall and vaccines usually taking two weeks to become really effective.

“We also want people to remember to wash their hands, covering sneezes, and basic hygiene practice,” said Wood, concerning other preventive measures.

The Health Department is open Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 111 South Nelson Avenue, Suite 1, on the west end of Wilmington.

Please call 937-382-3829 for more information.

Reach John Hamilton at 937-556-5766.

By John Hamilton

[email protected]

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