Restrictions for the flu vaccine will be lifted Monday. On this date anyone who wishes to get the flu vaccine will be able to do so.
The Lincoln County Health Department will give the flu vaccine to adults ages 18 and older on the following days and times until further notice:
Monday, 8 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Friday, 8 to 11 a.m.
No appointment is necessary. Patients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis.
The flu vaccine will also be administered to children younger than 18 years of age by appointment only.
Until Monday, the following restrictions apply:
Â· Adults age 50 and older
Â· A person with lung or heart disease
Â· A person with asthma
Â· A person with chronic metabolic disease: kidney, blood or diabetes
Â· A person who is immunosppressed
Â· A healthcare worker directly involved with patient care
Â· Anyone who lives with a person who falls within the one of the high risk categories
Â· Anyone who is an out-of-home caregiver to someone in the high risk categories
Restrictions for children will also be lifted Monday. Until then, the following restrictions apply:
Â· Children must be 6- to 23-months-old
Â· Children age 2 to 18 must be diagnosed with chronic disease or on aspirin therapy.
To make an appointment to have a child vaccinated, call the health department at 704-735-3001.by Staff Reports