County health clinics now have pediatric flu vaccine

State epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers is encouraging people to get the flu vaccine now since it takes up to two weeks for it to take effect.

Posted: Oct. 20, 2017 3:09 PM
Updated: Oct. 20, 2017 3:09 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - State health officials say the pediatric flu vaccine is now available at all county health clinics.

State epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers is encouraging people to get the flu vaccine now since it takes up to two weeks for it to take effect.

Adult flu vaccines are also available at county health clinics, but it's only for those who are underinsured or uninsured and meet certain high-risk criteria.

Click here to see where you can find the nearest county health clinic.

 

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