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Published: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Grundy County Health Department has scheduled a flu vaccine clinic for children and adults from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. The clinic will be at the Grundy County Administration Building, Nursing Clinic, 1320 Union St., Morris. No appointments are necessary for the clinic.

• A high-dose vaccine for those 65 and older is available for seniors. It is covered by Medicare Part B with no cost to the senior; cost without Medicare Part B is $50.

• A regular flu vaccine is available for adults 19 years of age and up for $25. Medicaid and Medicare Part B also cover the cost of the flu vaccine and will be billed. Please bring your Medicaid or Medicare card with you to the clinic.

• Flu vaccine for children 6 months to 18 years is available through the Vaccine for Children Program. To be eligible for the VFC program you must be a Grundy County resident and one of the following must be met: Have Medicaid or All Kids, no insurance or insurance that does not pay for the flu vaccine. The health department asks for a $20 donation, but turns no one away if unable to pay.

The health department does not bill private insurance. Flu vaccine by appointment only is available for adults on Mondays and by appointment for children on certain Wednesdays.

For questions or to make an appointment, call 815-941-3419 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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