With the brisk air of fall beginning to blow into the area, the Tulsa Health Department (THD), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are urging citizens to begin getting their flu shots.
KTUL News reports that this year’s round of vaccinations include the H1N1 virus along with several other strains of influenza which experts said would be prevalent this year. Most individuals will only require one shot; however, children under the age of 9 who have never been vaccinated will require a follow-up booster four weeks later.
Vaccinations are available at the following Tulsa Health Department locations Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.:
- James O. Goodwin Health Center– 5051 S. 129th E. Avenue, Tulsa, OK
- Central Regional Health Center– 315 S. Utica, Tulsa, OK
- Expo Square Health Center– 4616 E. 15th Street, Tulsa, OK
The vaccinations will cost $25 for those with private health insurance or those who can afford the shot, though it is free to those on Medicare or who meet certain income requirements.
Early last year, CDC experts began recommending that everyone six months or older should begin being vaccinated yearly for the disease, especially children and the elderly, who are particularly prone to the virus.
The Oklahoma Medical Malpractice Attorneys with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers urge citizens to take advantage of these vaccinations before the beginning of flu season. It’s a decision that will protect you from the yearly winter plague and, at best, may save your life.