The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Local News

October 8, 2012

Jasper County Health Department schedules flu clinics

CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Jasper County Health Department will be hold flu clinics at various sites for residents of the county, including those inside the city limits of Joplin.

The cost is $15. Payment can be cash, check, Medicare Part B or Medicaid only. No supplemental insurance will be billed. Participants should wear a short-sleeve shirt.

The clinics are for children age 3 to adult. A preservative-free vaccine will not be available at the clinics.

On Wednesday, clinics will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. at Alba City Hall, 11 E. High St.; from 10 to 11 a.m. at Oronogo City Hall, 653 E. Central St.; from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Carl Junction City Hall, 303 N. Main St., and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Webb City First Baptist Church, 102 N. Roane St.

On Friday, clinics will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. at Duenweg City Hall, 118 Webb St.; from 10 to 11 a.m. at Duquesne City Hall, 1501 S. Duquesne Road; from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. at Avilla School, 400 Sarcoxie St., and from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Jasper United Methodist Church, 122 N. First St.

On Monday, Oct. 15, a clinic will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Gene Taylor Community Center in Sarcoxie.

On Thursday, Oct.. 18, an appointment-only clinic will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Jasper County Health Department, 105 Lincoln St., Carthage. To make an appointment, dial 417-358-3111.

Local public health officials say there should be no shortage of flu vaccine this year. Almost 73 million doses of vaccine had been distributed in the United States as of Sept. 7, according to the CDC.

It takes 10 days to two weeks after vaccination to develop an immune response. The efficacy of the vaccine does not expire until June of next year.

The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older receive an annual influenza vaccine.

According to the CDC, about 5 percent to 20 percent of the population develops influenza each year. This leads to more than 200,000 hospitalizations from related complications. Annual influenza-related deaths can range from a low of 3,000 to a high of 49,000 in the United States.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Ballot issues dominate GOP event

    A maze of campaign yard signs lined the sidewalk at Big Spring Park, leading up to a line of local candidates for public office with rolled-up sleeves shaking hands with potential voters.

    July 24, 2014

  • Mike Pound: It’s time for some football

    The arrests, the announced suspensions and the contract disputes can mean only one thing: Somebody is ready for some football.

    July 24, 2014

  • Landfill opponents seek answers

    The Baxter Springs High School auditorium was filled with hundreds of Cherokee County residents Thursday night as Galena city officials answered questions and listened to comments regarding a proposed landfill at Riverton.

    July 24, 2014

  • Hanaway says leadership missing under Gov. Nixon

    When Republican gubernatorial hopeful Catherine Hanaway walked into the banquet room at Granny Shaffer’s Restaurant this week, she was greeted by some of Joplin’s more prominent business leaders.

    July 24, 2014

  • Neosho athletes bring home silver

    For 19-year-old Dominque Dechant, it was the trip of a lifetime. She and three other athletes from Neosho traveled last month to Newark, New Jersey, as part of the Missouri Special Olympics girls basketball team.

    July 24, 2014

  • r072414msw.jpg VIDEO: Carterville company expands to third generation

    What began as Ray “Mac” McCoy’s side job in his home 55 years ago has grown not only in square footage and reach, but in generations. This summer, a third generation took over the reins of MSW — Mac’s Specialty Woodwork — that now exceeds 90,000 square feet and creates custom furniture for chain restaurants coast to coast.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • Shrine Bowl band, cheerleaders, players arrive in Pittsburg this week

    Band members were the first Kansas Shrine Bowl participants to arrive at Pittsburg State University this week.

    July 24, 2014

  • Galena council rescinds landfill decisions

    The Galena City Council voted Wednesday to rescind decisions it made two weeks ago regarding a proposed landfill at Riverton.

    July 23, 2014

  • Miami council waives fees for barbecue event

    The Miami City Council voted Tuesday to waive $3,750 in usage fees for Miami Elks Lodge No. 1320 for an upcoming barbecue championship at the Miami Fairgrounds.

    July 23, 2014

  • Carthage prepares for Marian Days

    The 37th annual Marian Days celebration will start in two weeks, and planning is well under way for the event that will bring tens of thousands of Catholics of Vietnamese descent to Carthage.

    July 23, 2014

Must Read
Sports
Photos


Facebook
Poll

Amendment 8 in Missouri proposes a special lottery ticket to help fund state veterans homes. How will you vote?

For it.
Against it.
     View Results
Opinion
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter