Adult-only flu shot clinics are being offered by the and Joliet’s Senior Services Center of Will County. The clinics will be offered at seven locations this month and next.
Medicare part B and Medicaid are accepted. Anyone with HMO insurance coverage must go to their primary care physician for the shot; pregnant women need a letter from their OB-GYN physician, according to a media release issued by the health department.
Seasonal influenza is a contagious upper respiratory infection capable of causing widespread illness during fall and winter months. Influenza complications kill about 36,000 Americans annually and are responsible for 200,000 hospitalizations a year.
Common flu symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, cough and sore throat. The virus is transmitted from person to person through coughing and sneezing.
For more information about flu symptoms, transmission, disease complications and prevention, visit www.cdc.gov/flu.
Clinics will be held at:
- Wilmington VFW Post 5422, 557 W. Baltimore St., 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 17.
- St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 5323 W. Margaret St., Monee, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18.
- St. Joseph Park Hall, 1500 Raynor Ave. (enter off of Theodore Street), , 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 20.
- Lockport American Legion Hall, 15052 Archer Ave., 9 to 11 a.m. Sept.25.
- New Lenox VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, 9 to 11 a.m. Sept 27.
- Troy Township Hall, 25448 Seil Road, , 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 2.
- , 900 W. Romeo Road, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 4.
For more information, call the flu hotline at 815-774-7360. The TDD number is 815-727-8690.