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Oklahoma County health experts begin offering flu vaccines

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Flu season is just around the corner, and health officials across central Oklahoma are working to keep as many Oklahomans vaccinated from the virus as possible.

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department will begin offering flu vaccines at clinics on Tuesday, Oct. 11..

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6-months-old and older.

“Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization among children and older adults,” says OCCHD’s Clinical Services Administrator Tiffany Elmore.

The cost is $25 and accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and Health Choice insurance plans.

Officials say patients should bring their insurance card and photo ID.

It takes about two weeks after receiving the vaccine for protection to set in, so experts suggest getting vaccinated early.

The flu mist is no longer available since it is not recommended by the CDC.

The locations where the flu vaccine is available are as follows:

  • Gary Cox Partner Building- 2700 NE 63rd St. in Oklahoma City.
  • OCCHD South Regional Health and Wellness Campus – 2149 SW 59th, Suite 104 in Oklahoma City
  • OCCHD West – 4330 NW 10th St. in Oklahoma City.

All locations are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday.