JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will be offering adult flu shots at the Kemper County Health Department this flu season to ensure that residents have convenient access to flu protection following the closure of Kemper County’s only pharmacy in DeKalb.
Seasonal flu vaccination is recommended for anyone ages six months and older to prevent the spread of flu, and more importantly, save lives.
Influenza vaccinations will be available for all adults, while supplies last, at the Kemper County Health Department, 14431 Highway 16 West, in DeKalb during regular office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
For adults, all insurances will be accepted for flu vaccinations at the Kemper County Health Department. Adults who are underinsured or uninsured and who meet certain high-risk criteria will be eligible for an adult flu vaccination at MSDH county health department clinics.
Those 18 and under who are eligible for the Vaccines for Children program can receive a flu vaccination for $10. Insurance, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is accepted for children’s flu shots.
To locate a county health department clinic in your area or for more information on flu, visit the MSDH website at HealthyMS.com/flu.
Press Contact: MSDH Office of Communications, (601) 576-7667
Note to media: After hours or during emergencies, call 601-576-7400.