Drive-thru flu shot clinic is Tuesday

The local health department is making it really easy for folks to get the flu shot with next week’s planned drive-thru flu shot clinic at the campus of Cairo’s Northside Elementary School.
The clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The school’s address is 985 First St., N.W., and is located a block behind the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce.
Health officials, however, are asking those participating in the drive-thru, to approach the school by turning from North Broad Street onto Seventh Avenue, N.W., then right onto First Street, N.W. Police officers will be on hand to direct traffic, according to Peggy Connell, Grady County nurse manager.
The shots are for anyone six months and older for $20 each, and may be paid for using cash, check, Medicare, Medicaid, State United Health Care or State Cigna Health Care. Nurses will be able to give the shots through open car windows or doors, and patients should wear shirts that allow access to their upper arm.
For those who want to fill out the necessary forms before the date of the clinic, forms are available at the Grady County Health Department, 1030 Fourth Street, S.E. They may also be found at area banks, some churches and Department of Family and Children Services.
In hopes of avoiding traffic tie-ups, health officials encourage flu-shot clinic participants to wait until 4 p.m. to arrive, in order to give the school time to vacate all of its students and staff.
For more information contact the Grady County Health Department at 229-377-2992.

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