Mercy is Making Flu Vaccinations Easy to Get During Flu Season

Mercy is making flu vaccinations easy to get during flu season. Influenza vaccinations are available at Mercy Corporate Health in Washington and Mercy Convenient Clinics in Eureka, Union, and Washington. According to the CDC, it takes about two weeks after being vaccinated for one’s body to develop and immune response. People should be vaccinated now so that they will be protected when flu season begins. Influenza season usually begins in October and typically lasts until May. Flu symptoms often mimic colds with nasal congestion, coughs, aches, and fatigue. But colds rarely come with a fever above 101 degrees. Other symptoms are body and muscle aches.
Vaccinations are appropriated for individuals at least 4 years old and include an injection, a nasal mist for people who prefer to avoid needles and a ‘high dose’ injection vaccination for people age 65 and older.
Flu vaccinations are available during the week from 8:30am to 4:30pm at Mercy Corporate Health Washington, which is located inside Mercy Urgent Care on Phoenix Center Drive. The cost is $30 for the injection or mist, of $50 for the high dose injection. Appointments are not necessary.

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SPORTS CORNER

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In Senior Legion Baseball...
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