MOVILLE, Iowa (KCAU) - The Siouxland District Health Department will offer adult flu shots in Moville at the Senior Center on Wednesday, October 24, from 10 am to 12 pm at the Senior Center.
No appointment is needed for the Moville clinic. Individuals with Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan should bring their card with them. Siouxland District Health Department will bill the flu vaccine for individuals with Medicare/Medicare Advantage Plans. Non-Medicare individuals will need to pay at the time of service by cash or check.
The charge for a flu vaccine is $30 for regular flu and $55 for high dose flu, individuals 65 years of age and older.
Influenza, or the flu, is a serious contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause minor to serious illness and can lead to hospitalization. Young children, people with certain health conditions and older people are at a higher risk of having serious flu complications.
Symptoms of the flu include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headache and feeling tired. Flu symptoms come on suddenly whereas cold symptoms typically come on gradually over several days. Common cold symptoms include sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat, and a mild cough. Fever, chills, and generalized body aches are rarely seen with the common cold.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting yourself.
In addition to getting a seasonal flu vaccine, take daily preventative actions such as staying away from sick people and washing your hands often. Getting a yearly flu vaccine is especially important for individuals at higher risk of serious complications from influenza.
If you would like more information on this topic, you can contact Heidi Nelson at 712-279-6119
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