INDIANAPOLIS – Low-cost seasonal flu shots will be available at several clinics from the Marion County Public Health Department.
According to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu vaccine is recommended for anyone over the age of six months. Health officials urge individuals who are at high risk of developing complications from the flu to get vaccinated. Those groups include:
- People who have certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes and chronic lung disease
- Pregnant women
- People 65 year and older
The CDC recommends people get a flu shot as soon as the vaccine is available. Flu season in Marion County typically lasts from now through late April.
It takes about two weeks after vaccination for people to develop the antibodies needed to protect themselves against the flu.
The health department’s flu shots cost $15 for adults and $10 for children 2-18. The vaccine is free for children under the age of two. Pneumonia vaccines are available for $40; tetanus for $20. Medicare and Medicaid will be accepted.
Here are the locations:
Thursday, Oct. 3
1350 N. Pennsylvania St.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Southport United Methodist Church
1947 E. Southport Rd.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Old Bethel United Methodist Church
7995 E. 21st St.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Southport Presbyterian Church
7525 McFarland Blvd.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Jewish Community Center
6701 Hoover Rd.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Chin Community Center
2524 E. Stop 11 Rd.
Flu shots are also available at the Marion County Public Health Department’s district health offices. To find out locations and hours, visit MCHD.com or call the Flu Hotline at (317) 221-2121.