COLUMBIA — Rural areas of Boone County will have community flu clinics open this fall.
These community flu clinics are open to anyone and will be held in Ashland, Centralia, Sturgeon, Harrisburg and Hallsville, a Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services release said. No appointment is needed and walk-ins are welcome.
- The Ashland clinic will be 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 11 at Southern Boone Primary School, 803 S. Henry Clay Blvd.
- The Centralia clinic will be 3:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Centralia Intermediate School, 510 S. Rollins St.
- The Sturgeon clinic will be 3:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Sturgeon Elementary School, 210 W. Patton St.
- The Harrisburg clinic will be 3:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Veteran of Foreign Wars Community Room, 1000 S. Harris St.
- The Hallsville clinic will be 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at Intermediate School, 411 E. Highway 124.
The department has been holding rural flu clinics for more than 20 years, said Trina Teacutter, public health nursing supervisor for the department.
The cost of the vaccine is $25 for adults age 19 and older, $30 for the high dose vaccines for adults 65 and older and free for all children age 6 months to 18 years old. Payment can made by cash, checks and a variety of insurances, but the department cannot accept debit or credit cards, the release said.
The flu vaccine is also available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the department's clinic on 1005 W. Worley St.