The seasonal flu shots are coming available at doctors' offices, pharmacies and clinics across the state.  Alton Memorial Hospital has planned a flu shot clinic for Friday, September 9 at Alton Memorial Convenient Care on Godfrey Road from 8:30am - noon.

It's covered by Medicare Part B, or it will cost you $20 otherwise.  Hospital spokesman Dave Whaley tells The Big Z you shouldn't put off getting vaccinated.

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Aside from getting the shot, health officials are reminding people of the three C's - Clean, as in your hands- Cover, as in your cough and sneezes- and, Contain- as in stay home if you are sick.  To make an appointment to get your shot, call 1-800-392-0936.

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