“Our mission is to protect, preserve and promote optimum health for the community through excellence in public health service.”
The Chesterfield Health Department will offer Free Flu Shots on Monday, December 4th from 10 AM to 2 PM at Meadowdale Library (4301 Meadowdale Blvd, N. Chesterfield). The vaccine will be offered to anyone three years old and older on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. These shots are being offered at no cost as part of an emergency preparedness exercise. Health insurance providers will not be billed for this service and no insurance information or identification is required.
Influenza, or “the flu,” is a contagious respiratory disease. Typical flu symptoms include fever, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, muscle aches and extreme fatigue.
A yearly flu vaccine is the best way to prevent flu illness. Vaccination is especially important for people at higher risk of complications from influenza:
- Pregnant and postpartum women, or those who will be pregnant during the influenza season;
- Children younger than five years of age;
- Persons 65 years of age and older, including residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities;
- People with chronic medical conditions including heart, lung, liver and kidney disease, diabetes, asthma, cancer, a weak immune system (including individuals with HIV disease) and anemia.