MURPHYSBORO – The Jackson County Health Department in Murphysboro is now providing flu vaccinations by appointment.
Those interested can get a flu shot weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with extended hours on Tuesday until 5:30 p.m.
Officials said an annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone over six months of age. Getting a flu shot not only protects you during the upcoming flu season, but it also reduces the spread of flu to others.
The annual flu season typically runs from October through May. It takes up to two weeks for protection to develop after the vaccination. High dose flu vaccine is available for those ages 65 years and older.
Flu vaccination is free for anyone with Medicare B, Medicaid, State employees, and State retirees upon presentation of their insurance cards. The health department also accepts most types of health insurance, so please bring your insurance card at the time of service. Vaccination fees can also be paid by cash, check, debit or credit card.