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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 4, 2008

KCI Airport flu shot clinic Nov. 10 protects travelers

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department and Kansas City International Airport are partnering to provide a special flu shot clinic to protect travelers on Monday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flu vaccines will be available for those age 3 years and older for $10 per shot in all three terminals. Cash or credit cards will be accepted.

The shots will be available on a first come first serve basis at:

• Terminal A – Gates 12-14, between the ticket counter and baggage claim.

• Terminal B – Gate 31, by the Super Shuttle Rental, and Gates 45-50, by the Southwest Airlines baggage claim 2 and 3.

• Terminal C – Gate 78, by the bathrooms between the CNBC News/Gifts and Starbucks.

“Travelers are often at a much higher risk for contracting and spreading the flu,” said Dr. Rex Archer, director of the Health Department. “By protecting the travelers, we also protect the families, friends and coworkers that they will visit in Kansas City and elsewhere in our global community.”

Flu shot prices at the Health Department have been lowered to $10, cash or credit. For those who provide proof of coverage, the department will bill Medicare Part A or B or Missouri Medicaid on their behalf.

For more information on flu vaccines, visit http://www.kcmo.org/health.

The Kansas City Airport System is an enterprise fund department of the City of Kansas City, Mo., and is supported wholly by airport user charges. No general tax fund revenues are used for the administration, promotion, operation or maintenance of the airports in the system. Kansas City International Airport is one of the nation’s largest airports, covering more than 10,000 acres with more than 7,000 acres available for development. Visit http://www.flykci.com for more information on KCI Airport.

Media inquiries about this issue should be directed to Jeff Hershberger, Health Department, (816) 840-2548 (pager).

    
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