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.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Junior Legion Baseball Team. Gus played shortstop and occasionally pitched during the season. His numbers are impressive. Batting average .409, on-base percentage .504 with a slugging percentage of .582. Gus lead the team not only with his average but also in RBI with 26, triples with five and stolen bases with 28.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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There are few things more inspiring in life than watching an octogenarain with two hip replacements swimming a 200 yard race, or guys in their late 70's playing some pretty vigorous 3 on 3 basketball. A generation of baby boomers is learning that, while they can't reverse age, they certainly can embrace life!

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Senior American Legion Baseball State Tournament is underway in Sedalia.
First round games Thursday..
Jefferson City 11 Lee Summit 2
Festus 9 Joplin 2.

The double elimination tournament will run through the weekend.