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Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District Encourages Flu Vaccinations

Post Date:10/04/2018 9:59 AM

With flu season ramping up, The Texas Department of State Health Services and the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District are encouraging residents to get their influenza vaccination. Last year’s flu season was one of the deadliest in 40 years with the CDC
estimating 80,000 deaths related to the flu nationwide.

The Health Department is offering flu vaccines beginning Monday, October 1, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Flu shots will be given Monday through Friday during these hours until vaccine is depleted.

  • High Dose Flu Vaccine (citizens 65 and older) is covered by Medicare. Please bring Medicare card.
  • Flu Vaccine is covered by 1 st Care and BCBS (PPO) (the only forms of insurance we accept) for ages 3 years to 64 years of age.
  • Private pay (those without insurance or other forms of insurance not listed above) available to anyone 6 months and older, cost is $25.
  • CHIP and Medicaid covers flu vaccine for those enrolled who are 3 years to 18 years.
  • Pediatric Flu Vaccine for children 6 months to 35 months and is covered by CHIP and Medicaid for those that are enrolled.

 Walk-ins only, must have proof of insurance (if applicable) and ID for parent/guardian. Cash or check payment only.

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