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Walk-In Flu Clinics in Randolph County Announced

CHESTER — The Randolph County Health Department (RCHD), in partnership with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Randolph County, announce the Walk-In Flu Clinics schedule for Randolph County. The clinics are scheduled throughout the county beginning October 2, 2017, in Prairie du Rocher through October 27, 2017, in Baldwin. Each clinic will have high-dose flu vaccine available for those 65 and older and pediatric flu vaccine for those 6 – 35 months of age. The flu mist will not be available. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu.



The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months of age and older receive the flu vaccine every year. Regular and pediatric vaccines are $35.00 per dose, and high dose vaccine is $65.00 per dose. The Health Department can bill Medicare, Medicaid (for individuals age 19 and older) with a valid card, and current or retired state of Illinois employees. Individuals may also pay by cash or check and if needed, information to submit an insurance claim. Children age 18 and younger who are covered by Medicaid will need an appointment at the Health Department’s Chester office. Call the health department at (618) 826-5007 to schedule an appointment.

2017 Walk-In Flu Clinics:

Praire du Rocher: Monday, October 2 from 10:30 am – 12 pm at the Village Hall

Chester: Wednesday, October 4 from 10 am – 11:30 am at the Senior Center, 805 State Street (Basement of Masonic Lodge)

Evansville: Wednesday, October 11 from 10 am – 11:30 am at the American Legion Hall

Sparta: Friday, October 13 from 10 am – 11:30 am at the Senior Center, 400 W Second Street

Percy: Monday, October 16 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at the Village Hall, 201 East Pine

Coulterville: Monday, October 16 from 3 pm – 4 pm at the Community Center, 114 North 4th Street

Ellis Grove: Wednesday, October 18 from 10 am – 11 am at the Village Hall, 101 North Main Street

Red Bud: Wednesday, October 18 from 2 pm – 5 pm at St. John’s Lutheran School, 104 East South 6th

Steeleville: Thursday, October 19 from 9:30 am – 11:30 at the Village Hall, 107 West Broadway

Red Bud: Monday, October 23 from 10 am – 11:30 am at the First Baptist Church, 1445 West Market

Chester: Tuesday, October 24 from 2 pm – 5 pm at the Randolph County Health Department, 2515 State Street

Tilden: Wednesday, October 25 from 10 am – 11:30 am at the Lion’s Club

Baldwin: Friday, October 27 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Community Center, 212 West Elm Street

In addition to getting a flu shot, the Illinois Department of Public Health recommends following the 3 C’s: clean, cover, and contain.

  • Clean – frequently wash your hands with soap and warm water.
  • Cover – cover your cough and sneeze.
  • Contain – contain your germs by staying home if you are sick.

The flu season typically begins in October and peaks between December and March. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe illness. Severe cases of flu can result in hospitalization or death. Flu is typically spread by droplets when someone with the flu talks, coughs or sneezes. People can also get the flu by touching something, like a door handle, which has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, eyes, or nose.
Flu symptoms can include fever or feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headache, tiredness, and some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

Contact the Randolph County Health Department at (618) 826-5007 for more information or to schedule an appointment. You can find more information for the 2017 – 2018 flu vaccine by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at CDC 2017-2018 Flu Season.