• Flu Vaccinations Available At Jackson County Health Department

    October 02, 2019
    The Jackson County Health Department is now providing flu shots on a walk-in basis and planning a
    number of outreach flu shot clinics. Walk-in vaccination is available from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Tuesday evenings until 5:30 p.m. In addition to the
    walk-in clinics, people can get their flu vaccine at health department clinics offered in the community
    (See table below.)

    An annual flu shot is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age. Getting a flu shot not only
    protects you during the upcoming flu season, but it also stops the spread of flu to others. Flu season
    typically runs from October through May. It takes up to two weeks for protection to develop after the
    vaccination. High dose flu vaccination is available for those age 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 or check. Debit or credit cards are only able to be accepted at
    the health department location, 415 Health Department Road, Murphysboro, Illinois.

    JCHD Public Flu Clinics 2019

    Locations Dates and Times
    Carbondale Senior Services
    Thursday
    October 10
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Murphysboro Senior Citizens
    Tuesday
    October 15
    9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

    SIUC Student Recreation Center
    (State employees and families)
    Thursday
    October 17
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    SIUC Student Recreation Center
    (State employees and families)
    Wednesday
    October 23
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Jackson County Health Department Shred Day Event
    Saturday
    October 26
    8:00 a.m. – Noon

    For more information on community clinic dates and locations, check our website at www.jchdonline.org or call 684-3143, ext. 150. You can also visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCHDonline
     
    Contact:
    Annette Greer, Director of Nursing
    618-684-3143 ext. 105