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Flu Shots Available At County Health

DALLAS -- Flu vaccines for children 6 months and older are available at the Polk County Public Health Department, 182 SW Academy St. (third floor, room 302) while supplies last.

DALLAS -- Flu vaccines for children 6 months and older are available at the Polk County Public Health Department, 182 SW Academy St. (third floor, room 302) while supplies last.

Flu shots are $30 each; pneumonia vaccinations are $43 (nurses can answer questions about whether an individual should have a pneumonia vaccination).

Walk-ins are welcome from 8:30 to 11 a.m., and 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information: 503-623-8176.

Vaccination is recommended for anyone who wants to avoid contracting influenza, which kills about 450 Oregonians every year. Nationally flu is fatal to an estimated 36,000 people a year.

Other upcoming flu shot clinics in the community include:

* Thursday, Nov. 1 - 10 a.m. to noon, Polk County Courthouse.

* Monday, Nov. 5 - 5 to 7 p.m., Polk County Health Department.

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