First Posted: 1/15/2009
It's nothing to sneeze about. Flu season is now under way, but a vaccination can save you from a miserable bout with the illness.
For people at high risk, such as the elderly and very young, the flu vaccine is potentially life-saving. Flu season runs from the middle of October to February.
Southeastern Regional Medical Center's five primary care clinics will have flu vaccine available on Monday and Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
On Monday, the vaccinations will be at Johnson Medical Clinic at 222 S. Main St., Red Springs, and at Rowland Medical Clinic at 102 N. Bond St., Rowland.
On Tuesday, the vaccinations will be provided at Dr. A.J. Robinson Medical Clinic at 800 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Lumberton, at Fairmont Medical Clinic at 101 N. Walnut St., and at St. Pauls Medical Clinic, 128 E. Broad St., St. Pauls.
No appointment is necessary. Cost of the vaccine is $25.
Those at the highest risk include children between 6 and 23 months, adults over 65, people with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities, children on chronic aspirin therapy, health-care workers and those who are in frequent contact with children younger than 6 months old.