The flu vaccine is now available at the Columbia/Boone County Health Department and at the MU Student Health Center.
According to the city's website, a flu clinic will be available until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Health Department building at 1005 Worley. After Tuesday, the vaccine will be at schools and then available at the Health Department on a walk-in basis, according to a previous Missourian report.
The flu vaccine costs $25 for those 19 and older through the Health Department and for those receiving it at the Student Health Center. The Health Department accepts Medicare and Medicaid but cannot bill private insurance.
Another Missourian article stated that compared to last year's H1N1 craze, this flu season should be a bit more typical. This year's vaccine will still include protection against the H1N1 strain, as well as two others.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, recommends that everyone ages six and over get the vaccine. Furthermore, the CDC highly recommends that those with a condition, such as pulmonary disease or women who are pregnant, that would complicate or worsen symptoms once they have the flu, get the vaccine.
Do you plan on getting the flu vaccine this year?