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  Madison County, Iowa - Public Health - Flu Clinics

** The intranasal flu vaccine (FluMist) will not be offered the 2016-17 season due to CDC recommendations. The flu shot is still effective and highly recommended for most children**


Influenza activity is increasing, typically peaking in February. The circulating viruses are a match for the vaccine, and it is possible for the flu season to last another two months. So it is not too late to get your flu shot!

Regularly scheduled Flu clinics will begin in October. If you are a business owner, please contact the office to schedule a business clinic. School-based flu clinics will be held in each of the school districts during conferences this fall. Check back for clinic dates:

2017 Flu Clinics
Winterset MC Public Health Oct.9th 1-4pm
Winterset Meal Site/Elderly Services Oct. 24th 11-12am
Winterset Northward Plaza Oct. 10th 9-10am
Earlham Community Building Oct. 17th 11-12am
Truro Library Nov. 7th 10-11am

Payment for flu vaccinations include:
• Insurance billing (call for provider participation)
• Private pay: $20/vaccine, discounted group/business rates apply
• VFC state grant for qualifying children 6 months – 18 years.

To speak with a nurse, or for questions about the flu vaccine, call 515-462-9051


The influenza vaccine is the best way to protect against the flu. Getting vaccinated not only protects you, but also prevents spreading the disease to your family, friends, and co-workers. The vaccine takes about two weeks for the body to receive full protection from the flu virus, so it is recommended to get the flu shot early before it spreads in the community. Every Iowan over 6 months of age should receive the flu vaccine and it’s especially important for specific individuals:

• Pregnant women
• Children, especially those younger than 2 years of age
• Older adults, especially those aged 65 years and over
• People who are immunocompromised or have certain medical conditions

To learn more about the seasonal Flu vaccine, click here: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm

Learn about Who Needs A Flu Vaccine.

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