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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 9, 2013

Health Department to hold special flu shot clinic Saturday, Oct. 12

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department will host a flu shot clinic on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic will be at the Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave.

Flu vaccine will be free for adults and children without insurance. For those with insurance, there is a fee of $20 per shot. If you have Medicare or Medicaid, the Health Department can bill on your behalf.

“Getting a flu shot is the single best way to prevent the flu or decrease the length and severity of symptoms,” said Dr. Rex Archer, director of the Health Department. “Those who are vaccinated against the flu are far less likely to spread the flu to their family or friends.”

Free Tdap vaccine, which protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, will also be available for those 11 years old and older.

More information on other Health Department clinics and services may be found on our website, www.kcmo.org/health.

Media inquiries on this topic should be directed to Jeff Hershberger, public information officer, at 816-840-2548 (pager). Follow the Health Department on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube at www.facebook.com/kcmohealthdept, www.twitter.com/kcmohealthdept and www.youtube.com/user/kcmohealthdept.

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