HEALTH DISTRICT TAKING FLU VACCINE SUPPLY MEASURES

The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District Immunizations Clinic reports they are taking measures to help fill the current demand for flu vaccine.

Health officials report the following vaccine supply is available:

State stock vaccine for 2 years of age to 18 years of age for non-insured and Medicaid recipients at a cost of $10 (Medicaid accepted).

Private Stock Vaccine for 65 years of age and older at a cost of $20, Medicare and Humana accepted.

The Health District has ordered vaccine for 18-64 years of age and is expecting a shipment to arrive by Friday, January 18, 2013.

William Burgin, Jr., M.D. Local Health Authority, advises residents to check for vaccine at private medical providers and local pharmacies.

Meanwhile, states Burgin, residents should take precautionary measures to keep from spreading germs:

If you are sick, stay home to keep from getting others sick.

Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough.

Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub.

The Health District will continue to keep the public informed on availability of flu vaccine.