Flu vaccine recommended for everyone six months old and up

| October 8, 2018

COSHOCTON – The CDC recommends everyone from six months of age and up to get an annual flu shot to reduce risk of illness and serious complications.

People over age 65 as well as younger people with chronic health problems like heart disease, lung problems and diabetes should also have pneumonia vaccination. There are two varieties of pneumonia vaccine which should be administered a year apart. Once seniors have had both kinds, then no boosters are necessary.  For more information about vaccines visit: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/index.html.

Vaccinations may be available from your physicians’ office, at many local pharmacies, as well as Coshocton City Health Department on Browns Lane. Call 740-622-1736 for more information. Children 18 and under who qualify can get vaccinations at Maternal Child Health Center on Seventh Street in the County Services Building. Call 740-622-2999 for hours and information.

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