Flu vaccine clinics scheduled around Chester County

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WEST CHESTER — With the start of flu season already underway, the Chester County Health Department is offering flu vaccinations at schools and community sites from September through November. Clinics are open to the entire community without an appointment.

An annual flu vaccine is recommended for everyone aged six months and older. “Because the weather is still warm, it is hard to believe that it is already the time of year to think about flu vaccinations,” said Jeanne Casner, Director of the Chester County Health Department. “Now is the best time to plan to protect yourself so you, your family and your neighbors remain healthy.”

“Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. The best defense we have is getting vaccinated,” adds Casner.

Flu vaccines are also available by appointment at the Chester County Health Department, at 601 Westtown Road in West Chester.

The Health Department will have flu vaccine available for people as young as six months old, and special high-dose vaccine for seniors. People with private health insurance should bring their insurance card for billing. The flu vaccine will be available at no charge to children with State Medical Insurance and for all people who do not have health insurance.

The following are dates and times of school and community clinics:

9/16/2017 Honey Brook Presbyterian Church 4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
9/28/2017 Great Valley High School 225 N Phoenixville Pike, Malvern 2:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
10/5/2017 Unionville High School 750 Unionville Rd, Kennett Square 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
10/12/2017 Octorara Senior High School 226 Highland Rd, Atglen 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
10/19/2017 Kennett High School 100 E South St, Kennett Square 2:30 p.m.to 6:30 p.m.
10/23/2017 Avon Grove High School 257 State Rd, West Grove 2:30 p.m.to 6:00 p.m.
10/26/2017 Fugett Middle School 500 Ellis La, West Chester 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
10/30/2017 Coatesville High School 1445 E Lincoln Hwy, Coatesville 4:00 p.m.to 7:00 p.m.
11/2/2017 Barkley Elementary School 320 2nd Ave, Phoenixville 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
11/3/2017 Oxford Union Fire Company #1 315 Market Street, Oxford 6:00 p.m.to 8:30 p.m.
11/6/2017 Owen J Roberts Middle School 881 Ridge Road, Pottstown 3:00 p.m.to 6:00 p.m.

For more information about the flu, flu vaccine clinics or to schedule an appointment at the Chester County Health Department, visit www.chesco.org/flu or call 610-344-6252.

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