County Offering Free Adult Vaccinations

By: News 10
By: News 10

The Jackson County Health Department is expanding its vaccine program to offer free shots to uninsured and under-insured adults.

The vaccines include:
- Zoster Vaccine (Shingles) for adults 60-64 years old

- HPV Vaccine for women 19-26 years old

- Varicella Vaccine (Chickenpox) for people born after 1980 with no evidence of immunity

- Pneumonia Vaccine for adults 19 years or older that meet risk criteria

- Twinrix Vaccine (HepA/HepB combination) for high-risk individuals

The vaccines are free for uninsured and under-insured adults. Patients who can afford it may be asked to pay an administrative fee of $16.75 per vaccine. Call the Jackson County Health Department's immunization clinic at (517) 788-4468 for more information.

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 25, 2010 at 08:26 AM
    Brian.Can you give more info on what you are saying?If that what is in the shots it could hurt people a lot.Are there any web sites about this stuff?A lot of meds on the market now have been proven to hurt people in the long run.There are several law suits going on.Is it all about making money at people expense,even death.Sounds like population control?Just like the wars we are in.Death every day.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 23, 2010 at 06:11 AM
    Medical attention is needed for many.If you have the medicaid or medicare insurance,your care is less than what is needed.If one pays for their own insurance,it still may not cover what is needed.Rates keep going up and many just can't afford.Like any NEEDED thing,we pay for or don't have.We get taken advantage of time after time.They have had those rip off the programs to the poor by over charging in billing,in amounts of billions.So programs cost more to all and the one needing insurances get less in services.Hospital,doctors,and stuff continue to go up in prices.Cost of good healthy foods are high in price.Poverty don't allow for healthy,or many things.Is what brian says true?I like more info on that.The H1N1 flue sure spread fast.Some government wants national health care passed.How far will they go to get it passed?Or how many will die before all are covered by health care?Can we trust CHEAP health free stuff to those in need?A lot of food or meds aren't even safe.
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Feb 19, 2010 at 09:29 PM
    Well said, Brian, although I have never heard about the sheep's blood....
  • by anonymous on Feb 19, 2010 at 06:03 PM
    Right on Brian, they never do something out of the goodness of their heart. They probably have a special vaccine for the under-insured. Those are the people they have the least respect for.
  • by Brian Location: Jackson on Feb 19, 2010 at 01:26 PM
    Well isn't that nice. They are desperate to inject us with formaldhyde, thimersol, caustic soda, and sheep's blood. Yeah, that's going to improve our health. Do not take the vaccine. You will be sorry.
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