The Moore American

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October 9, 2013

Health department schedules vaccine clinics

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MOORE —

· The Cleveland County Health Department will accept cash, checks or credit cards for payment.

High-dose flu vaccine, a vaccine with four times the antigen than regular flu vaccine, will be available for persons 65 and older.

“Immune systems are less responsive as people age. The high-dose vaccine should provide more protection, although it may come with a slightly higher chance for typical side effects like sore arm, headache and low fever,” said Bymun.   

In addition to getting a flu vaccination, persons 65 and older and those with chronic health conditions should ask their doctor if they should be vaccinated against pneumococcal pneumonia, if they have not already received a dose. Pneumococcal pneumonia is a common and potentially serious complication of the flu. Unlike the influenza vaccine, the pneumococcal vaccine does not need to be given every year.

For more information about the upcoming flu clinics at the Cleveland County Health Department, call the Moore office at 794-1591.

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