Influenza vaccine is currently available to Alabamians in special clinics statewide for people most at risk for catching the virus.
Health officials say starting Nov. 1, residents can receive a flu shot at county health departments
State health officials say high-risk groups include people over 50; people with severe chronic pulmonary or cardiovascular diseases; people with diabetes, kidney or blood disorders and people with immune system deficiencies.
The CDC also notes that the vaccine is made from dead influenza viruses, which means it cannot give a person the flu.
The Houston County Health Department is holding a clinic on Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flu shots are free if you have a Medicaid card; otherwise they're $5.
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When to receive the influenza vaccine
Source: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/flu/fluvac.htm ( The Center for Disease Control Vaccine Information Web site)
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