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Free flu vaccines for uninsured, those unable to pay

By REPORTER STAFF
Mercer Island Reporter Staff
January 17, 2013 · 12:50 PM
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Seattle and King County Public Health are offering free flu vaccination clinics for anyone over six months of age who do not have health insurance or who are unable to pay.
The clinics will take place staring on Saturday, Jan. 19 and will only offer the flu vaccine.
The Eastgate Public Health Center, located at 14350 S.E. Eastgate Way in Bellevue, will be open on Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Wednesday, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 from 3 to 7 p.m.
The Columbia Public Health Center, located at 4400 37th Ave. S. in Seattle, will be open on Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursday, Jan. 24 and Jan. 31 from 3 to 7 p.m.
Flu shots, nasal spray vaccines and perservative-free, gelatin free and latex free vaccines will be available.
Those needing a flu shot do not need to be a regular client of Public Health Centers and do not need to show proof of citizenship to get the vaccine.
People who do have health insurance or can pay for the vaccine can get the vaccine at most local pharmacies and doctor's offices. To see where vaccinces are available, visit http://flushot.healthmap.org.
To learn more visit the Public Health - Seattle & King County website.

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