The Chatham County Health Dept. held a drive-through flu vaccination clinic Thursday.
The clinic was held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday in the parking lot next to the soccer fields at the former health department on the corner of Sally Mood and Eisenhower.
Chatham County Health Department staff, along
with local nursing students, vaccinated 286 residents.
Costs were $25 for the flu shot or nasal spray. A high dose flu vaccine was also available for people ages 65 and older at $40 per dose.
The shot is approved for healthy people ages 6 months of age and older, people with chronic medical conditions and pregnant women, according to the health department. The nasal spray is approved for use in healthy people 2 to 49 years of age who are not pregnant. The flu shot nor the nasal spray can cause the flu, according to the health department.
Flu vaccine is available at health departments in all Coastal Health District counties (Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh).
Get details about vaccines recommended for adults by going to www.gachd.org http://www.gachd.org, clicking on the "Immunizations and Vaccinations" link under the Quick Links menu. The questionnaire is listed under the "Adult Immunizations" heading.
For more information, call the Chatham County Health Dept. at 912.356.2441.
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