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First flu shot clinic Friday at KC Hall

The first in a series of flu shot clinics, conducted by the Milam County Health Department, is set for 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Rockdale KC Hall.

A simultaneous clinic is set for 9 to 11 a.m. at Bea’s Kitchen in downtown Cameron.

“The flu vaccine will be given at no cost to people who have Medicare Part B,” Dianne Flow of the health department said.

Cost to all other adults will be $20.

Flow listed other clinics as follows:

• Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1o a.m. to 12-noon, Milano Senior Citizens Center; 2 to 4 p.m., Gause Community Center.

• Wednesday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 12-noon, Savannah Oaks Apartments, Lexington.

• Friday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Rockdale Senior Citizens Center and Thorndale Senior Citizens Center.

• Wednesday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 12-noon, Rosebud Senior Citizens Center.

• Friday, Oct. 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Giddings Senior Citizens Center.

MORE SHOTS— Rockdale residents have other options for getting flu shots.

Flu shots are aavailable at Little River Medical Clinic and Medicine Chest Pharmacy.

Flu shots are being given Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Little River Medical Clinic, 602 North Main.

Appointments are not needed and patrons getting flu shots should enter on the San Andres Street side through the former pharmacy location.

Price is $20, free to Medicare and Medicaid recipients.

Medicine Chest Pharmacy, 1525 West Cameron (US 79) is also offering flu shots on weekdays, with days changing depending on when a pharmacist is available.

This week shots are being given Wednesday, through Friday. Next week’s days are Monday and Wednesday through Friday.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost is $25, free to Medicare recipients.

ONE SHOT— This year those getting flu shots will only have to face the needle once.

The 2010 shot combines vaccines for the H1N1 (swine flu) and annual strains.


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