Still in need of a flu shot? Vaccine available in area


Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 1:15 a.m.

For those who have not yet had a flu shot, there is still time. And vaccine.

That's the word from the Alachua County Health Department on Monday.

Assistant Director Jean Munden said the county has received 400 additional doses of influenza vaccine as part of a federal purchase, and it is now available to anyone over the age of 4.

"We'll take walk-ins or appointments," Munden said. "For the outlying areas, people should call the clinics to get the hours for the shots."

Although there have been a few cases in the county, Munden warned that Florida has yet to feel the full force of the flu.

"So it's not too late to get a flu shot," she said.

Vaccinations are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Health Department's main clinic, 225 SE 24th St.

To be vaccinated at a clinic in Alachua, High Springs, Hawthorne or Newberry, call for an appointment. Cost of a flu shot is $10, or free to those with proof of Medicare Part B.

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