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February 4, 2013

Sedgwick County Health Department to offer flu, whooping cough shots on Thursday

The Sedgwick County Health Department will offer flu and tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccines for adults Thursday.

The Sedgwick County Health Department will offer flu and tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccines for adults Thursday.

A news release Monday from the department said that flu and pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, appear to have peaked in the area but are still a concern.

“We’re not out of the woods yet with the flu or pertussis, and we don’t want instances of these diseases to climb again,” health department director Claudia Blackburn said in the release.

Vaccines will be available from noon to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the health department’s main clinic, 2716 W. Central. They will be free to people who do not have insurance and will be offered until the department runs out.

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