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Cleveland County Health Department offers flu shots

The Cleveland County Health Department will begin offering influenza vaccinations Friday at the Norman and Moore offices.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: October 2, 2012
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The Cleveland County Health Department will hold influenza vaccination clinics beginning Friday and continuing every Friday throughout the flu season, officials said.

Shots will be given between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Norman office at 250 12th Ave. NE and the Moore office, 424 S Eastern Ave.

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.

Parents and family members of babies younger than 6 months and people who live with or care for anyone at high risk for complications from the flu, including health care workers, should also get the vaccine, said Sherri Kinney, administrative director for 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 SoonerCare or are Indian or Alaskan.

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by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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