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Community Occupational Health medical assistant Anne Sailor, left, gives a co-worker her annual flu shot in the Elkhart office Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Flu season is quickly approaching and vaccinating the public is important to lessen the severity of the season. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) ¬ ¬ ¬ (AP)
Flu clinics being planned

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.