Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
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Kern County reports first flu death of season

Kern County reports first flu death of season

Flu shots are available seven days a week, with no appointment necessary at CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations nationwide, including locations inside select Target stores. You don't catch the flu from getting the flu shot. "If you are vaccinated, you are less likely to get the flu and spread the flu to those at greatest risk for becoming dangerously ill, including young children, pregnant women, people 65 and older and those with certain medical conditions".

Indianapolis, In. - The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is urging anyone who hasn't already gotten a flu shot to do so now. An annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect against the flu.

The first week of December is National Influenza Vaccination Week and believe it or not, it's not too late to protect yourself for the season.

The Indiana State Department of Health is urging anyone, who hasn't received their flu shot yet, to get one now.


Medicare Part B, Connecticare, Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, and United HealthCare are all accepted and there is NO COPAY.

The flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent the flu and is considered a preventive service under the Affordable Care Act. This dose covers four common strains of the flu and studies have shown the vaccine to provide increased protection against the flu when compared to other regular adult flu vaccines.

There are various flu vaccines available for the 2018-19 season. Insurance, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program are accepted for children's flu shots.

The department says the drive-thru clinic will be at its building on 1001 Executive Center Drive, from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m.

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