With flu season around the corner, here's where to get your shot


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Posted Online: Oct. 08, 2012, 11:06 am
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Summertime has come and gone and fall is in the air. Soon, the flu will be, too, so flu vaccination clinics are being scheduled across the Quad-Cities area.

Here's a list of this week's clinics going on throughout the Quad-Cities area:

Rock Island County

Today: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Rock Island County Health Department, 2112 25th Ave., Rock Island.

Thursday: 9-11 a.m., South Rock Island Township, 1019 27th Ave., Rock Island.

Friday: 2-6 p.m., Andalusia Township, Ambulance Center, Highway 92, Andalusia.

Monday: 10-11:30 a.m., Cordova Township, Cordova Civic Center, 910 3rd Ave. South, Cordova; 1-3 p.m. Port Byron Township, 129 South Main, Port Byron.

The Rock Island County Health Department is encouraging all Rock Island county residents to receive a flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older get a flu vaccine.

Children ages 8 and younger will be given shots only at the health department. To schedule an appointment, call (309) 794-7080.

Flu shots are free to those with Medicare Part B or those with an Illinois Medicaid card. Bring Medicare and Medicaid cards with you. Most Blue Cross Blue Shield plans also will be accepted. For everyone else, flu shots are $35 and pneumonia shots are $80.

For more information, visit richd.org.

Hampton Township Health Clinic



Today: 9-11 a.m. and noon-4:30 Tuesdays; 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Hampton Township, 209 19th St., East Moline.

Flu shots are free for Hampton Township residents ages 50 and older and residents with health complications.

For more information, call (309) 755-2944.

Trinity Visiting Nurse and Homecare Association

Saturday: 9-11 a.m., Trinity Bettendorf lobby, 4500 Utica Ridge Road.



Sunday: 8:30-10:30 a.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 318 N. Center St., Geneseo; 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Church of Peace, 1111 12th St., Rock Island.

Monday: 4-6 p.m., Trinity Bettendorf Lobby, 4500 Utica Ridge Road.

Flu shots are $35, free for those with Medicare Part B. Please bring proof of Medicare coverage.

Pneumonia vaccinations are $60, free for those with Medicare coverage.

For more information, call Trinity VNHA, (309) 779-7600 or (800) 654-2720.

Henry and Stark Counties

Saturday: 8-11 a.m., Senior Expo, Bradford Courtyard Estates, 100 Courtyard Estates, Bradford.

Flu shots are $22, pneumonia shots are $70. Flu and pneumonia shots are free for those who have Medicare Part B (with Medicare card), and some insurance plans are accepted.

For more information, call (309) 852-0197 or (309) 852-3115, or visit henrystarkhealth.com.

Henry and Stark Counties Children's Clinics

Monday: 4-6 p.m., health department main office, Illinois 78 South, Kewanee.



Prices vary. For more information, call (309) 852-01978.






 












 




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