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Archive Index / Flu Shots Available at Health Department (posted: 09/08/11)
Source: Volusia County Health Department
Contact: Stefany Strong, VCHD Public Information Officer
Protect Yourself and Your Family Against Influenza
Daytona Beach- On Thursday, September 8, the Volusia County Health Department will begin offering flu vaccine at its clinic locations in Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Deltona.
“The time to get a flu vaccine is now,” said Dr. Bonnie J. Sorensen, director of the Volusia County Health Department. “The flu season is unpredictable. It is best to get vaccinated to protect yourself against influenza.”
Flu vaccines will be offered at all health department clinics Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. -11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The prices are as follows:
- $25.00 Flu
- $45.00 High-Dose Flu Zone (65 and over)
- $65.00 for Pneumonia
- We accept Medicare Part B, non-HMO
Daytona Beach - 1845 Holsonback Dr. New Smyrna Beach - 7171 W. Canal St. DeLand - 935 N. Spring Garden Ave Deltona - 3151 Howland Blvd.
Who should get vaccinated?
- Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine as soon as the 2011-2012 vaccines
- Vaccination of high risk persons is especially important to decrease their risk of severe flu illness.
- People at high risk of serious flu complications include young children, pregnant women, people
with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease and people 65
years and older.
- Vaccination also is important for health care workers, and other people who live with or care for
high risk people to keep from spreading flu to high risk people.
- Children younger than 6 months are at high risk of serious flu illness, but are too young to be
vaccinated. People who care for them should be vaccinated instead.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine protects against the three viruses that research suggests will be most common. The 2011-2012 vaccine will protect against an influenza A H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus that emerged in 2009 to cause a pandemic.
Page last updated: 09/8/11