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It's not too late to vaccinate

Marion County Health Department has provided 120 flu mists, 260-high dose vaccinations, and 312 multi-dose vaccinations so far this season.

The vaccines will continue to be available on Wednesdays into the spring. Walk-in hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 7-14 is National Influenza Vaccination Week.

“Getting a flu vaccination is still the best way to protect yourself and those who are at high risk,” Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Karen Mosier said.

In addition to being vaccinated, spreading the flu can be avoided by staying home when sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and washing hands.

Mosier said vaccination might make the illness milder even if a person does get sick.

Young children (over 6 mos. old), pregnant women, adults age 65 and over, and anyone with chronic health conditions like asthma, heart disease, and diabetes are urged to be immunized.

Last modified Dec. 10, 2014