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Health department gives flu shot report

September 23, 2009

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department reports a slight increase in the number of people who attended its seasonal flu vaccine clinics in area communities.

It provided 419 vaccinations, up 24 percent from 2008. The clinics were in Eudora, Lecompton and Baldwin City.

This year, the health department had just one main clinic in Lawrence — instead of three — because there are so many other providers giving shots and because of the cost of conducting several clinics. This year’s clinic drew 345 people, compared with 881 during three clinics last year.

So far, the department has given 1,093 seasonal flu vaccinations. It is still offering the vaccine to anyone on a walk-in basis during regular hours at the clinic, 200 Maine. The cost is $22 for children 6 months to 35 months and $26 for people 3 years and older.

Clinic hours are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, except Tuesdays, when the clinic opens at 9:30 a.m. The clinic is open until 8 p.m. Mondays.

For more information, call the clinic at 843-0721.

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