Seasonal Influenza

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) advises that all people ages six months and older should receive annual flu vaccinations. It takes up to two weeks to become fully protected after receiving the vaccine.

Information regarding influenza illness and vaccine can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/.

To find flu clinics in your area go to http://www.flu.gov. or use this Flu Vaccine Finder.

The Virginia Department of Health suggests the following to reduce the spread of the flu:

  • Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing; dispose of the tissue immediately and wash hands thoroughly.
  • Frequently wash hands with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Rinse and dry hands with a disposable towel. Use towel to turn off the faucet.
  • Stay home from work or school for 5-7 days if you have flu like symptoms.
  • Refrain from visiting a nursing home if you have flu like symptoms
  • In addition, hospitals and clinicians should continue to report any clusters of respiratory illness to the local health department.

For more vaccine information call Shirley Bakka at 804-501-4521 or Joane Bradshaw at 804-652-3167.

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Henrico Health Dept.
West Clinic

8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico, VA 23228

Henrico Health Dept.
East Clinic

1400 N. Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, VA 23223

West End Main
(804) 501-4522
West End Clinic
(804) 501-4651
East End Clinic
(804) 652-3190

Shrader Rd WIC
(804) 501-1610
East End WIC
(804) 652-3180

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Shrader Road WIC
7740 Shrader Rd, Suite B
Henrico, VA 23228

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