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Abilene-Taylor County Public Health Department holding flu clinic Saturday

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health Department will be having a flu clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The flu clinic is being presented in order to try to reduce the presence of the flu in the Abilene area.

At the flu clinic, a variety of different flu shots will be offered to members of the public.

Senior citizens 65 years of age and older will be able to receive a high dose flu vaccine covered by Medicare. A pediatric flu vaccination will be available for children that are between six and 35 months of age. It will be covered by CHIP and Medicaid. A flu vaccination for youths between 3 and 18 years of age will be available at the clinic. It will also be covered by CHIP and Medicaid. The typical administration fee that comes along with a flu shot will be waived for children between the ages of six months and 18 years of age who are under-insured or uninsured.

As for the general flu vaccine, which can be given to anybody between the ages of 3 and 64, it can be administered for $25 or can be covered by insurance through 1st Care and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

The flu clinic will only accept walk-in clients who are required to carry with them some form of valid identification and proof of insurance, if they have insurance at all. Only cash payment will be accepted for the flu shots to be applied.

Anyone with questions about or seeking more information concerning the flu clinic are directed to call Brandie Walsh at (325) 437-4610.

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