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Archive Index / It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot (posted: 12/6/11)
Source: Volusia County Health Department
Contact: Stefany Strong, Public Information Officer
Daytona Beach - Flu season is coming. If you have not received your flu shot yet, the Volusia County Health Department reminds you it is not too late. The Volusia County Health Department is offering flu and pneumonia vaccine at all four clinic locations in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Deland, and Deltona.
“With 36,000 people dying annually from flu illnesses nationwide, it is important to get vaccinated and take all preventative measures to protect yourself and your family against influenza,” said Dr. Bonnie J. Sorensen, director of the Volusia County Health Department. “The flu season is unpredictable, but most of the time seasonal flu peaks in January, February or even later. Get vaccinated now.”
Flu vaccines are being 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 Shot
- $45.00 High-Dose Flu Zone (65 and over)
- $65.00 Pneumonia Shot
- 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.
Also during the month of December, the health department is offering free flu prevention kits while supplies last. The kits include pocket tissues, hand sanitizer, and flu prevention brochures.
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
- 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.
- People who care for children younger than 6 months old.
For more information, please visit www.cdc.gov.
Page last updated: 12/6/11