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Health

LivCo Health Department hosts special flu clinic

A representative from the Illinois State Treasurer’s office will be at Livingston County Health Department, 310 E. Torrance Ave., Pontiac, for a special flu clinic from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, to help individuals identify any unclaimed property.

Walk-in flu clinics are at the Livingston County Health Department from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. No co-pay will be charged to people presenting their insurance cards (Medicare, Medicaid and most private/employee health insurance plans). State employees and retirees need to present their employee identification cards. Reasonable accommodations will be made for adults with no form of health insurance.

The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get the flu vaccine. People at highest risk of serious flu-related complications include young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart, lung and kidney disease, people with weakened immune systems and people 65 and older. People at high risk for serious flu-related complications should make getting vaccinated a priority. Vaccination also is important for anyone who has close contact with a person at high risk for complications, or a child younger than 6 months.

For more information about the seasonal flu vaccine or clinics being conducted by the Livingston County Public Health Department, call 815-844-7174 or go to the website or Facebook page.

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