Flu shots postponed in Columbus Co.

Posted by Debra Worley - email

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The best way to avoid getting the flu this season is by prevention.

Health officials encourage everyone to get the seasonal flu shot while the H1N1 vaccination is still being finalized.

Columbus County health officials wanted to start giving flu shots in September, but had to postpone the shots until October, because they have not received enough of the vaccines.

No appointments will be necessary to get the shots in Columbus County in October.

Vaccinations for the seasonal flu will be available starting Saturday, Sept. 19.  Appointments are necessary, but they are booked for the first weekend.

To make an appointment or for more information, call 798-6646.

Appointments are available 8:15 am - 4:15 pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Appointments are also available Tuesday from 8:15 am - 6:15 pm.

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