(September 29, 2011) Flu and Pneumonia shots will be available from the Waco-McLennan County Health District starting Monday, October 3rd. There will be 3 types of vaccine at the Health District: traditional shot, the nasal spray and the new intradermal shot. The Intradermal shot uses a shorter needle and is injected under the skin instead of the muscle. The cost is $20 - $25 for an adult flu shot, $14.85 for children 18 years of age and under. The Health District accepts Medicare Part B and Medicaid. The clinic is located at 225 W. Waco Dr. For more information you can contact the Immunization Clinic at 750-5410.
Monday 8:30-11:30 1:30-4:30
Tuesday 8:30-11:30 1:30-4:30
Wednesday 8:30-11:30 1:30-7:30
Thursday 8:30-11:30 1:30-4:30
Second Saturday of each month from 10:00-12:00
Influenza or the flu is a serious disease caused by a virus that spread from infected persons to the nose or throat of others. Symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chills and muscle aches. Most people are ill with the flu for only a few days, but some get much sicker and may need to be hospitalized. Influenza caused thousands of deaths each year, mostly among the elderly. Individuals who think they have the flu should contact their health care provider.
The best time to get a flu shot is in October or November, but because flu season usually peaks between January and March, vaccination in December or even later can be beneficial.
The flu vaccine has been approved for everyone including children 6 months of age and older and pregnant women