FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 25, 2008
Second KCI Airport flu shot clinic set for Nov. 26
To help protect travelers and their friends and families during the holiday travel season, the City of Kansas City, Mo., Health and Aviation departments are partnering to provide a second flu shot clinic at the Kansas City International Airport.
The shots are available on a first come first serve basis Wednesday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at:
• Terminal A – Gates 12-14, between the ticket counter and baggage claim
• Terminal B – Gates 45-50, by the Southwest Airlines baggage claim #2 and 3
• Terminal C – Gate 78, by the restrooms between the CNBC News/Gifts and Starbucks.
Flu vaccines will be available for those age 3 years and older for $10 per shot. Cash or credit will be accepted. For those who provide proof of coverage, the Health Department will bill Medicare Part A or B or Missouri Medicaid on their behalf.
Getting a flu shot, covering coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue, regularly washing hands and staying home when sick are the best ways to keep from getting or spreading the flu.
“When you get your flu shot, you’re not just protecting yourself,” said Dr. Rex Archer, director of the Health Department. “You are also protecting your family, friends and coworkers.”
For more information on flu vaccines, visit http://www.kcmo.org/heatlh.
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).