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Clinics will help battle flu

With the winds of autumn adding a chill to the air, the Lawrence County Health Department is getting ready to fight a foe that has sidelined even some of the county’s toughest residents.

Tuesday, October 05, 1999

With the winds of autumn adding a chill to the air, the Lawrence County Health Department is getting ready to fight a foe that has sidelined even some of the county’s toughest residents. The Health Department is now offering flu and pneumonia shots for county residents.

Although some groups of residents are more at risk of catching more bitter strains of the influenza virus, any resident who wants that added protection against spending a week with the flu can receive a shot from the health department, registered nurse Salena Angis said.

"It’s recommended that by mid-October to mid-November that you get a flu shot," she said. "Anyone 65 or older should definitely receive a shot. Also, anyone with chronic health problems of any kind should make it a point to receive a flu shot, as well as people who work around a lot of children."

The clinic accepts Medicare and Medicaid, department officials said, and no one is turned away.

Here is the schedule for the Lawrence County Health Department for immunizations and other services for October. For appointments and information, call 532-3962.

Wednesday, Oct. 6 – Immunization clinic, 9-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. at Chesapeake Christian Church; prenatal clinic, Dr. Myers, (by appointment only); child health clinic, Early Childhood Center (by appointment only).

Thursday, Oct. 7 – Prenatal clinic, Dr. Oliver (by appointment only).

Friday, Oct. 8 – Family planning clinic (by appointment only).

Monday, Oct. 11 – New prenatal patients (by appointment only – sliding fee scale and Medicaid accepted).

Tuesday, Oct. 12 – Family Planning Clinic (by appointment only); flu and pneumonia shots, South Point Masonic building, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 13 – Prenatal clinic, Dr. Myers (by appointment only); child health clinic, Early Childhood Center (by appointment only); Flu and pneumonia shots at South Point Middle School from 9-10 a.m., South Point High School from 10-11 a.m., South Point Elementary from 11a.m. to noon, and Burlington Elementary from 1-2 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 14 – Prenatal clinic, Dr. Oliver (by appointment only), and flu and pneumonia shots at the County Line from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 15 – Family planning clinic (by appointment only); food handler permits, 1-3 p.m.; and flu and pneumonia shots, Windsor Grange, 9-noon.

Monday, Oct. 18 – New prenatal clinic (by appointment only; flu and pneumonia shots, Decatur, 9-10 a.m., and Rock Hill Middle School, 10:30-noon.

Tuesday, Oct. 19 – Family planning clinic (by appointment only); flu and pneumonia shots, Rock Hill No. 2, 9-11 a.m., Hanging Rock School, 12:30-1:30 p.m., and Rock Hill High School, 1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 20 – Prenatal clinic, Dr. Myers (by appointment only); flu and pneumonia shots, Lawrence County Courthouse, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; child health clinic, Early Childhood Center (by appointment only).

Thursday, Oct. 21 – Hearing clinic (by appointment only); prenatal clinic, Dr. Oliver (by appointment only); and flu and pneumonia shots, McBolt, 9-10 a.m., and McSweeney’s, 1-3 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 22 – Family planning clinic (by appointment only); food handler permits, 1-3 p.m.; and flu and pneumonia shots, Athalia Town Hall, 9 a.m. to noon, and Proctorville VFW, 1-3 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 25 – New prenatal clinic (by appointment only); flu and pneumonia shots, Social Security Office, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Tuesday, Oct. 26 – Family planning clinic (by appointment only); flu and pneumonia shots, Deering Grange, 9 a.m. to noon and Dawson-Bryant Elementary, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 27 – Prenatal clinic, Dr. Oliver (by appointment only); and food handlers permits, 1-3 p.m.