Fight the Flu with the LCHD

Fight the Flu with the LCHD

The Livingston County Health Department (LCHD) is here to help Livingston County stay healthy this influenza (flu). The LCHD will host their kick-off flu clinic on Friday, October 1st from 11a.m. to 1p.m. in downtown Pontiac, in the parking lot located south of the old courthouse, with support from Pontiac Chamber of Commerce. Lola’s will be open on the square serving up their popular Filipino cuisine during the clinic.

Additional public flu clinics in the county include:

–  Friday, October 8th from 11:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. @ Dwight United Methodist Church (701 S Columbia St, Dwight)

–  Wednesday, October 13th from 8:00 to 9:00a.m. @ Bank of Pontiac – Odell Branch (200 S Waupansie St, Odell)

–  Wednesday, October 13th from 9:30 to 10:15a.m. @ Saunemin Village Community Building (70 North St, Saunemin)

–  Friday, October 22nd from 11:30a.m. to 12:00p.m. @ State Bank of Graymont (204 Main St, Graymont)

A well-trained LCHD nurse will be administering the flu vaccinations. No appointment is necessary. Please bring your insurance card and ID as Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance will be billed for all flu shots. Reasonable accommodations will be made for those individuals with no form of health insurance. Masks must be worn when interacting with LCHD staff.

Walk-in flu vaccinations will be available at the LCHD (310 E. Torrance Ave., Pontiac) beginning October 1st. For those with limited mobility, the flu vaccine may be brought to your vehicle. Please call 815-844-7174 ext. 210 upon arrival and a LCHD nurse will meet you at your vehicle to administer the flu vaccination.

The CDC recommends everyone 6 months of age and older get the flu vaccine.  People at highest risk of serious flu-related complications include: young children; pregnant women; people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart, lung and kidney disease; people with weakened immune systems; and people 65 years and older. People at high risk for serious flu-related complications should make getting vaccinated a priority. Vaccination is also important for anyone who has close contact with a person at high risk for complications, or a child younger than 6 months of age.

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