Flu season has begun and flu vaccinations are now available! The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months old and up. The N.C. state communicable disease branch has recommends early vaccination and not wait later into the season, as we have had earlier virus transmission than usual in N.C. for the last 3 years.We have three flu vaccine presentations this year:
• The "regular" flu vaccine- this is a quadrivalent formulation (4 strains) that is given intramuscularly.• The flu-mist (quadrivalent)- this is a spray that is administered in both nostrils for those 2-49 years old that are not pregnant and do not have asthma.• High Dose flu vaccine- 2x the amount of antigen in each dose, for those that are 65 years and older that have some form of insurance (medicare, BCBS, etc.)
Free (state funded) flu vaccines are only available for the following groups:
• 6 months through 18 years old that are uninsured• 19 and older who are uninsured and are pregnant.
Same hours as the regular immunization clinic. Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, walk in only, no appointment necessary
Required Childhood Vaccines for School Entry: As of July 1, 2015 beginning with the 2015-2016 school year:
Also, the following vaccines are now needed before entering the 7th grade or by 12 years old, whichever comes first:
(Please note- vaccine requirements for Department of Defense Schools vary.)
We also carry many immunizations recommended by the NCIP (North Carolina Immunization Program) and the CDC:
Vaccinations Protect Generations
Immunizations Schedule Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.Walk-ins onlyNo appointment necessary
For children:Insurance Card(s)Shot RecordChild's Social Security Number
For Adults:Insurance Card(s)Proof of IDShot Record
Does the Health Department do Titers for school or work?
The laboratory at the Health Department is permitted to draw blood for titers (i.e. Hepatitis B Surface Antibody titer, Varicella titer, MMR titer) that are required for college admission or if the requests are employment-related. You will need to bring any supporting paperwork requesting the specific titer and the appropriate payment with you to your appointment. These tests could take up to two (2) weeks for results, so appointments should be made accordingly.
• Required Vaccines for School Entry • Teens and Vaccines-The Social Years • Immunizations for Employment • Get the Picture--Childhood Immunizations • Adult/Adolescent Immunizations Quiz--What vaccinations do you need? • Vaccine Information Statements • Sounds of Pertussis (whooping cough) • Voice of Meningitis • Be One Less • Sometimes It's Okay to Pick Your Nose! • Is the Shingles Vaccine Right for You? • Hepatitis B Fast Facts • Influenza Archive
• Celebrate Immunization• Health Department Warns Whooping Cough Cases Are on the Rise• Awareness of flu complications can speed recovery • Adult - Immunizations• College - Young Adult Immunizations• Child - Pre-Teen Immunizations• Infants & Toddlers Immunizations• Young Children Immunizations
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