Health Department to offer walk-in flu vaccine clinics

AURORA—The best way to celebrate Vaccine Illinois Week (Dec. 8-14), and protect yourself and your family from the flu this season is to get a flu shot. From now through Tuesday, Dec. 31, the Kane County Health Department will offer walk-in flu clinics at its Aurora office, 1240 N. Highland Ave. Clinic hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, while supplies of flu vaccine last.

The Health Department accepts many insurance cards. Please call the Health Department’s Bee Wize, Immunize phone line at 1-866-233-9493 or at (630) 264-7665 to learn if your insurance is accepted. Please bring your insurance card with you. Without insurance, the cost of the vaccine is $15, payable by check or cash. Public health officials recommend that everyone six months of age and older should be vaccinated against influenza, especially pregnant women, young children, people 65 years of age and older, and anyone with underlying health conditions like asthma, diabetes, or a weakened immune system. The Kane County Health Department provides a wealth of information about influenza on its website at www.kanehealth.com. You will find the weekly report that details flu-like illness activity in Kane County, a locator map for additional locations where you can receive the vaccine, educational materials and more.

If you have questions, please call the Health Department’s Bee Wize, Immunize phone line at 1-866-233-9493 or at (630) 264-7665.