Walk-in flu shot clinics coming up
September 11, 2012 1:28PM
Updated: October 14, 2012 1:23PM
JOLIET — The Will County Health Department is teaming with Joliet’s Senior Services Center of Will County to offer seven adult-only flu immunization clinics for the 2012-2013 influenza season.
The 2012-2013 series will consist of seven clinics scheduled from Monday through Oct. 4. It opens with a clinic in Wilmington. Immunization sites are also scheduled for Joliet, Lockport, New Lenox, Shorewood, Monee and Romeoville.
A shot will cost $30 and will provide immunity against three virus strains expected to circulate during the 2012-13 flu season.
Medicare Part B and Medicaid are accepted. Individuals with HMO coverage must go to their primary care physician or HMO to cover vaccine costs. Pregnant women need a letter from their OB-GYN physician.
Common flu symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, cough and sore throat. The virus is transmitted from person to person through coughing and sneezing.
For more information about flu symptoms, transmission, disease complications and prevention, visit www.cdc.gov/flu.
For a prerecorded list of 2012 adult-only flu clinics, telephone 815-740-7632.