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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1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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