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County offers flu shots
Published:
9/27/2013 5:19:15 PM
Last Updated:
1/5/2017 11:49:10 AM


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and the Kay County Health Department are urging everyone 6 months of age and older to get the influenza vaccine to protect themselves and those around them from the flu, especially babies too young to receive a vaccination. Data collected by the OSDH indicates a recent increase in influenza activity,  including  influenza-associated hospitalizations.

Flu starts spreading as early as the beginning of October, but activity is usually highest in January or February in Oklahoma and can continue to occur into mid-May.

“The spread of influenza is occurring, and there are still several months left in the flu season,” said Kay County Health Department Administrative Director Kelli Rader. “The single best way to protect against the flu and its consequences is to get the flu vaccine. “

The Kay County Health Department offers flu vaccinations as a walk-in service. In Ponca City, walk-in hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, and in Blackwell, walk-in hours are 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. Call (580) 762-1641 (Ponca City) or (580) 363-5520 (Blackwell) for detailed information on eligibility and availability.

Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, with the exception of holiday closures and in the event of unsafe weather/road conditions (any such closures will be posted on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KayCoHD ).

 

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