Influenza or flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent influenza is by getting a flu vaccination each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly Flu Vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine is designed to protect against the flu strains that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year is best. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu.
The Chatham Health District offers flu vaccinations for persons 6 months and older. Clinics are held at various locations throughout the district. All vaccinations are administered by experienced, licensed nurses.
2023-24 Vaccine Clinics
Please bring a copy of insurance card and a completed copy of the consent form
for each person receiving a vaccination.
All ages 6 months and over are welcome.
No appointment necessary.
Insurances that are accepted:
Aetna Anthem BC/BS Cigna ConnectiCare Medicare Part B
We are unable to accept