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Health Dept. urges flu vaccination; now offering new vaccine options

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department is urging residents to get a flu vaccination. The health department is offering new vaccine options such as the quadrivalent shot and nasal mist. 

offers flu vaccine to people covered by Medicare Part B, Blue Cross Networks P, S or E, Blue Advantage, Railroad Medicare, TennCare, CoverKids and those who choose to pay by cash, credit card, or check. 

Uninsured and underinsured children can receive vaccine at reduced or no charge; uninsured adults, ages 19-64, may receive the federally funded injectable flu vaccine free of charge. 

“Flu vaccine is widely available in our community and we recommend getting vaccinated as early in the season as possible. This year we have seen multiple health threats emerge, both globally and here in the U.S. However, we can prevent the spread of flu and lessen its impact with a readily available vaccine,” said Connie Buecker, Communicable Disease Program Manager at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department.

There are several Flu Vaccine Options at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department from the trivalent and quadrivalent injectable (shot) or quadrivalent nasal mist (FluMist™) vaccine. The flu shot is approved for people older than 6 months, including healthy people and people with chronic medical conditions. 

To find out more about flu vaccine options, costs, locations and steps to prevent the spread of the flu click here or here

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