Wednesday, January 10, 2001

Still time to get shot against flu


Vaccine level up to normal

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        If you were among those who skipped a flu shot this season to allow limited supplies to go to high-risk people first, now is the time to get your shot.

        Vaccine supplies are back to normal, and the flu still hasn't hit. That means it can still help to get a flu shot.

        A communitywide flu shot blitz offers vaccine to adults at nine locations, with fees ranging from $5 to $12. Call first; some agencies require appointments.

        Every year, influenza and related complications kill about 20,000 people nationwide. Those most at risk include the elderly, people with chronic lung or heart disease, including asthma; and others with weakened immune systems from AIDS or cancer treatment.

        However, these flu shot clinics are not limited to high-risk people. Any person older than 18 can sign up for a shot. Today's flu shot locations:

        • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Norwood Health Department. Call (513) 458-4600.

        • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hopewell First Church of God, West Chester Township. Call (513) 984-1110.

        • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Warren County Health Department, Lebanon. Call (513) 925-1464 or (513) 695-1464.

        • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Butler County Health Department, Hamilton. Call (513) 863-1770.

        • 1:30-3 p.m. at the Clermont County Health Department, Batavia. Call (513) 735-8982 or (513) 732-7499.

        • Four Northern Kentucky clinics are providing shots but require appointments: Campbell County Health Center, Newport, (859) 431-1704; Kenton County Health Center, Covington, (859) 431-3345; Boone County Health Center, Florence, (859) 525-1770; and Grant County Health Center, Williamstown, (859) 824-5074.
       

Don't fool with the flu
       



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