Medical clinics across East Central Illinois this week are beginning to offer you even more opportunities to get your flu shot for this winter.
Many doctors offices, pharmacies and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District have already been offering flu vaccines for awhile. But starting Thursday, Carle will begin its round of flu shot clinics at its facility in Hoopeston. Carle will also hold a large community clinic next Wednesday through Saturday at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church, 1500 North Lincoln Avenue in Urbana. More clinics are scheduled at other Carle locations as well.
In the meantime, Christie Clinic begins offering its flu shot clinics this week, with the first one Saturday at the Christie Clinic on Windsor in Champaign. Christie is giving the shots at other sites as well.
The Director of the C-UPHD, Julie Pryde, said the Centers for Disease Control recommends that anyone aged six months and older get a vaccine and get it now.
Pryde said the C-UPHD is offering flu shots to people as they come to public health offices for services and is providing shots through its mobile units. But it doesn't plan to hold community clinics.
More information about Carle and Christie flu shot clinics can be found on their websites. You can also check with your doctor if you have any questions.