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Flu Shot Clinic at Clark Memorial Hospital set for October 1st

Clark Memorial is offering a flu shot clinic on Monday, October 1st from 3 to 6 p.m. in the main lobby of the hospital. The cost is $15, cash or check only. No insurance, Medicare or credit cards will be accepted. Flu shots are available for those 18 and older.

Influenza is a serious disease and outcomes of the infection can result in hospitalization or death. The timing of flu season can be unpredictable so it is important to get a flu shot before the weather gets cold. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccination for ages 6 months and older. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for the antibodies to develop and provide protection against the flu, so the ideal time to get vaccinated is in October to ensure protection before flu season begins.

While a flu vaccination is an important first-step in protecting against this potentially deadly disease, there are other preventive steps you can take. Flu prevention includes avoiding close contact with sick people, disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated and basic hand hygiene.

For more information, contact Alicia Rousseau at 812-283-2101 or email alicia.rousseau@clarkmemorial.org.

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