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Wake County Taking Appointments For Flu Shots

Posted December 28, 2004

— Wake County Human Services is now scheduling appointments for free flu shots for all high-risk individuals under the new guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Under the new CDC guidelines for giving flu shots, individuals who are considered high-risk are:

  • Adults age 50 years and over
  • Out-of-home caregivers and household contacts of persons in high-risk groups (e.g., persons aged 65 years and over; persons with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart or lung disease or weakened immune systems because of illness or medication; and children under age 2)
  • Children six to 23 months of age
  • Pregnant women
  • People with diabetes, asthma, lung, kidney, heart, or blood disease
  • People taking steroids, chemotherapy or who have a disease that weakens the immune system (including HIV)
  • Children receiving chronic aspirin therapy
  • Residents of a nursing homes or long-term care facilities
  • Health care workers who provide direct patient care for the majority of each day
  • In addition to flu shots, a limited supply of FluMist is available for healthy people between the ages of 5 and 49 at Wake County's Raleigh clinic. Walk-in flu shot clinics will also be held in Fuquay-Varina and Zebulon on specific days throughout January.

    At the Human Services Sunnybrook Building, located on 10 Sunnybrook Road in Raleigh, flu shots and FluMist will be given by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call

    (919) 250-3901

    , Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    In addition to the appointments, a special walk-in flu shot clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Sunnybrook Building.

    Beginning Jan. 4, walk-in flu shot clinics will be held each Tuesday at the Wake County Southern Regional Center (SRC) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The SRC is located at 130 North Judd Parkway N.E. in Fuquay-Varina.

    Beginning Jan. 7, walk-in flu shot clinics will be held each Friday at the Wake County Eastern Regional Center, 1002 Dogwood Lane located in Zebulon, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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