Health Department now has flu shots

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 3, 2005

As recent weather has proven, winter isn’t over yet, which means the flu bug can still potentially strike local citizens. A lack of flu vaccines earlier in the season kept some who wanted them from getting shots.

However, new shipments of the vaccine have been received at the local health department.

The Butler County Health Department is holding a flu clinic this Friday, February 4 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at their location at 350 Airport Road in Greenville. The shots are free.

&uot;There will be no restrictions age-wise or health-wise on who will be able to receive the vaccine,&uot; said Diane Jones of the BCHD. Jones said the department received 150 doses last week, and has already administered several shots.

&uot;If there is a need, we can order additional vaccine, so we should be able to serve all those who still need to get their shots this season,&uot; said Jones.

David Norrell, manager of Stabler Clinic in Greenville, said on Tuesday he was not aware of his facility having more of the flu vaccine slated to come in.

&uot;If we do receive more flu shots, we will certainly get the word out,&uot; said Norrell.

For more information about the upcoming flu clinic, contact the Butler County Health Department at 382-3254.