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Flu shots clinics next month are open to general publicFlu shots clinics next month are open to general public

Douglas County Department of Health and Human Services is armed for the flu season. The department is hosting a series of clinics to help people get their flu shots this year. They include a 9 a.m. to noon clinic Nov. 2 in the Solon Springs Commu...

Douglas County Department of Health and Human Services is armed for the flu season.

The department is hosting a series of clinics to help people get their flu shots this year. They include a 9 a.m. to noon clinic Nov. 2 in the Solon Springs Community Center; 2-6 p.m. Nov. 13 at United Presbyterian Church, 29 N. 28th St., Superior; and a children's clinic 1-6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the health department in the Government Center, 1316 N. 14th St., Suite 324, Superior.

Vaccinations are recommended for:

  • School-aged children.
  • Children ages 6-59 months.
  • People age 50 and older.
  • Children and teens receiving long-term aspirin therapy.
  • Women who will be pregnant during the influenza season.
  • Adults and children with chronic illnesses that affect the respiratory, circulatory and immune systems and diabetes.

All health care providers encourage vaccination for influenza. They also recommend disease preventative measures such as covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and hand washing.

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