Flu shot clinic set for Monday at fairgrounds.
Byline: Jack Moran Moran
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It's not too late to protect yourself against this season's flu bug.
There's plenty of vaccine vaccine
Preparation containing either killed or weakened live microorganisms or their toxins, introduced by mouth, by injection, or by nasal spray to stimulate production of antibodies against an infectious agent. to go around, and public health officials on Monday will offer a clinic at the Lane County Fairgrounds n. pl. 1. same as fairground. where anyone age 18 and older can get a shot that will help prevent them from coming down with the flu this year.
The number of Lane County residents who have received a flu shot is lower than anticipated, said Betsy Meredith, a county Public Health nursing supervisor.
"We know there are several tens of thousands (of Lane County residents) in the high-risk category, and more than half of them have not been vaccinated," Meredith said.
Considered high-risk are children between ages 6 months to 5 years old; pregnant women; anyone over 50; people with certain chronic medical conditions See carpal tunnel syndrome, computer vision syndrome, dry eyes and deep vein thrombosis. ; health care workers; and individuals living with or caring for high-risk people.
Meredith guessed that part of the reason many Lane County residents did not seek earlier vaccinations was because they knew the initial supply received by local health care providers was low.
But the county now has 1,000 vaccines ready to administer to anyone hoping to avoid the flu. The cost for adults seeking treatment at Monday's clinic is $23. Public Health will accept most Medicare and Oregon Health Plan The Oregon Health Plan is the Oregon state healthcare program for low income residents of Oregon. Eligibility
Basic eligibility requires that the applicant be a resident of Oregon, as a citizen or otherwise. coverage.
The county will continue to offer flu vaccinations to children and adults from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Public Health building, 135 E. Sixth Ave.
Meredith said flu season typically sticks around through March, and sometimes later.
FLU CLINIC What: 9 a.m.-2 pm. Monday, Lane County Public Health is offering an adult flu clinic in the Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave., Eugene Cost: $23 for anyone 18 and older. Most Medicare and Oregon Health Plan coverage is accepted. Individuals should bring their insurance cards. More information: Call the county's Flu Line at 682-4181 or visit www.lanecounty.org