EVANSVILLE — The Vanderburgh County Health Department on Monday reminded local residents that there is still time to vaccinate children against influenza.
The vaccines — available for children ages 6 months through 18 years old — can be received at the Vanderburgh County Health Department, 420 Mulberry St. in Evansville.
Appointments can be made for Monday through Friday by calling 812-435-5997.
Walk-in vaccinations will be given Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.; and on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.
According to a news release issued by the health department, those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and bring all vaccine records and health insurance and Medicaid cards.
If a child has private insurance, parents should call a family doctor first for influenza vaccine. If the doctor does not give a flu vaccine, please call 812-435-5997 to verify that the insurance is accepted at the Vanderburgh County Health Department.
Private insurance is billed for vaccine and administration fees, and Medicaid is billed for administration fees.
Children should wear short-sleeve shirts, eat before coming to the clinic and be prepared to stay at least one hour.