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Wake County To Offer Flu Shots Wednesday

Posted December 17, 2003 7:55 a.m. EST

— Wake County Human Services will hold its flu immunization clinic Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., limiting vaccine to the first 100 customers due to a diminished supply.

Registration began Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.at Clinic E of Human Services Center, 10 Sunnybrook Road in Raleigh.

The vaccine is free of charge but limited to high-risk groups only, which include people 65 and older, children 6-23 months, adults and children with chronic health problems (heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, asthma, cancer and HIV/AIDS), and women more than three months pregnant.

FluMist, an intranasal vaccine, is still available at Human Services' flu clinic. FluMist, made from weakened live virus, can be sprayed into the nostrils of healthy people ages 5-49. The cost for the FluMist vaccine is $55