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Not too late for flu shot

A shipment of flu vaccine was received last week at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon. A public clinic, for those 16 years and older, will be held Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Ambulatory Care at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon for anyone wanting a flu shot.
The cost of the vaccine is $12. For those with Medicare, the hospital will handle the billing directly to Medicare.
Debbie Gibson, R.N., coordinator of Infection Control and Employee Health at HCH, said it’s not too late for a flu shot. ‘The vaccine is fully effective within two to three weeks of receiving the shot and provides immunity for three to four months,’ she said.
Flu vaccine is normally administered in late November or early December for a December-through-March flu season. The flu season got off to a slow start this year.
‘We expect to see the flu season peak later this year, and see more cases in late January into early March, so it’s definitely not too late for a person to be vaccinated against influenza. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that vaccination programs continue as long as vaccine is available,’ Gibson said.
For parking, follow the signs for Ambulatory Care to the back of the hospital (at 245 Atwood St. in Corydon). Parking is available at the entrance to Ambulatory Care and in the lower lot adjacent to the Doctors Office Building.

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