Shawnee County Health Agency to start flu shots

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Fall has arrived, which means so has flu season. Starting Monday, October 5, the Shawnee County Health Agency will begin giving flu shots to anyone six months and older.

This year’s vaccination protects against four strains of flu and costs $30.

Anyone can visit the immunization clinic at 1615 SW 8th during regular clinic hours (see below) to receive their flu shot, no appointment is needed. Many insurance plans are accepted.

“As we enter into the start of flu season it is important to remind residents that everyone six months and older should be vaccinated against the flu every year,” said, Allison Alejos, director of the Local Health Department. “Flu contributes to approximately 39,000 deaths in the United States every year, so it is something residents should take seriously.”

For more information about getting a flu shot from SCHA, call 251-2025.

Immunization Clinic Hours:

Monday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 am – 11:00 am
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

10:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

8:00 am – 11:00 am
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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