The Wyandot County Health Department is reminding area residents as the holiday season approaches that the immunization staff at the department continue to administer seasonal influenza vaccines during routine immunization clinics.
The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months old and older. Certain groups have the highest risk of developing complications from influenza. These include children, people 65 years of age and older, those with chronic medical problems, such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes mellitus and kidney disease, those who are immunocompromised and pregnant women. A flu vaccine provides added protection to those at highest risk, according to the department.
The cost for vaccines this year is $12 for children 6-35 months old; $25 for Flu-Mist, a nasal mist for healthy children 2-18 years old; $25 for those 3 years old and older; and $30 for the intradermal vaccine for those 19-64 years old.
The health department will bill Medicare Part B, Medicaid, Medical Mutual, Anthem and Aetna. An insurance card must be provided at the time of the clinic visit.
Immunization clinics are by appointment from 12-6 p.m. Mondays and from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Fridays. Additional clinics are offered at the Carey Senior Depot from 2-6 p.m. the second Monday of each month.
To schedule an appointment, go online to www.wyandothealth.com or call the health department at 419-294-3852.