MOUNT VERNON — After offering free nasal flu vaccine for children on Friday, the Knox County Health Department ran out of flu vaccine for both children and adults on Friday.
However, flu vaccine will be available for those who made appointments for today. Plus, a limited supply of flu vaccine in the form of a shot will be available today.
“We held back vaccine for those parents who had called in advance and made an appointment for today,” said Health Commissioner Julie Miller. Immunizations of any kind have been available by appointment only since the beginning of the year. For the past two months, the health department had offered flu shots on a walk-in basis on Fridays.
Those seeking flu vaccination from the health department are encouraged to call 399-8009 to make an appointment.
Adult flu shots are available at Mid-Ohio Corporate Care, Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., on a walk-in basis.
Vaccinations cost $20 cash or check; no insurance will be billed. MOCC is at 1490 Coshocton Road.
Because of the severity of the flu season, the Center for Disease Control continues to urge the public to get a flu shot now, to provide protection for the remainder of the winter. Flu spreads quickly from person to person, so immunization not only keeps you healthy but it decreases the chances of passing the flu to loved ones.