Flu shots debut Monday at local Health Department locations

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CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Flu shots have arrived at all locations for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department.

The price is $35 our of pocket or they can bill Medicare, TennCare, and select other insurance providers.

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Flu vaccine will be available at all Health Department locations:
• 3rd Street Main Campus
o Adults – call for appointment 209-8340
o Children – walk-in; call 209-8050 for more information
• Ooltewah Health Center – walk-in; call 238-4269 for more information
• Sequoyah Health Center – walk-in; call 842-3031 for more information
• Birchwood Health Center – walk-in or appointment; call 961-0446 to make appointment or for more information.

“Getting a flu shot is the most effective way to prevent catching the flu,” says Connie Buecker, Communicable Disease Clinics Program Manager at the Health Department, “When you are protected and others around you are protected, then the virus has nowhere to go.”

Anyone 6 months or older is encouraged to get the vaccine.

Visit the Health Department’s Immunization website here: http://health.hamiltontn.org/AllServices/Immunizations.aspx