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    Flu clinics being planned

    More people are being sickened by the flu this year, health officials say.

    Posted on Jan. 14, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 14, 2014 at 5:27 p.m.

    ELKHART — The Elkhart County Health Department is holding four flu vaccine clinics in the next month.

    Vaccines are $29 for children age 6 months to 35 months and $25 for people age 3 and older.

    Medicare Part B is also accepted with a Medicare card.

    All the clinics will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 16, Jan. 22, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at the Lincoln Center, 608 Oakland Ave.

    The clinics are scheduled as local health professionals have noticed an uptick in flu cases this season.

    The health department recommends all people aged 6 months and older be vaccinated annually. Young children, the elderly and people with certain health conditions are at a high risk for serious flu complications, according to a health department news release.

    For more information or to make an appointment call 574-523-2127 or 877-523-2283, ext. 2127.


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