Vaccinations offered in Berkeley County
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Health Department will provide influenza immunizations from 1 to 4 p.m. every Monday beginning Oct. 6. If you are unable to come during that time, call 1-304-263-5131 to make other arrangements.
In addition, flu shots are being offered from 9 to 11 a.m. every Friday during October at the Bedington Volunteer Fire Department. The flu vaccine is available for those 13 and older for a suggested donation of $5. Those under 13 require a recent prescription from a physician.
The flu vaccine is recommended for those who are considered at highest risk for serious complications from the flu, including those 65 and older; adults and children with long-term heart or lung problems that caused them to see a doctor regularly or be admitted to a hospital for care during the past year; residents of nursing homes or other institutions housing patients of any age who have serious long-term health problems; those who have been treated for kidney disease such as diabetes, anemia or severe asthma during the year; and those who have cancer or an immunological disorder that lowers the body's normal resistance to infections.