NORMAN — The Cleveland County Health Department now offers flu shots during walk-in clinics on Monday through Thursday in addition to the Friday morning clinics.
At the beginning of the flu season, shots were given only on Fridays. Demand for the shots has increased, and the department at 250 12th Ave. NE soon began administering vaccinations as part of its regular immunization clinics, which are held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Flu shots also are offered on Fridays from 8 a.m. until noon, or as needed as long as staff members are there to give the shots, a health department spokesman said. Sometimes, staff members are in training on Fridays and are unavailable, he said.
The shot is recommended for everyone 6 months and older.
People at high risk of serious complications from flu are strongly encouraged to get the vaccine, including pregnant women and people with asthma, diabetes, chronic heart and lung disease or other chronic conditions, said Sherri Kinney, administrative director of the Cleveland County Health Department.
Flu shots are free for families whose income is less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level, for adults 65 and older and for children who have no health insurance or are on Sooner Care or are American Indian or Alaskan native.
For more information, call the Norman office at 321-4048.