The Santa Rosa County Health Department now has seasonal flu vaccine available for all adults and children age 4 and older for a fee of $20.
Medicare will cover the cost of the vaccine for those who are eligible. The vaccine is also offered free of charge for children ages six months to 18 years through the Vaccines for Children Program. However, quantities of the free vaccine are limited, so parents should call the health department’s immunization clinic at 850-983-5200 for information on vaccine availability.
“The flu shot is recommended for everyone six months and older and it’s one of the best things people can do to help protect themselves and their families from the flu,” said Theresa Fretwell, LPN, immunization nurse with the Santa Rosa County Health Department. "It's safe, and you won't get sick by taking the flu shot, because it doesn't contain live flu virus."
Seasonal flu shots are available at the health department's three clinic locations in Milton, Midway and Jay. For clinic hours, visit the Santa Rosa County Health Department website at: www.healthysantarosa.com or call 850-983-5200.