Media Release

ACHD Encourages Flu Vaccination

Friday, January 14, 2011 4:05 PM

4 p.m.

This press release put out at the request of the Alachua County Health Department

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Health Department is encouraging citizens to get vaccinated against influenza.  Surveillance systems have detected increased local activity. “Receiving an influenza vaccine is a primary preventive measure against influenza infection.” stated Jean Munden, Administrator of the ACHD.  “In addition to getting a flu shot, staying home when ill, practicing proper cough etiquette and washing your hands are effective personal means to protect yourself and the community from a variety of illnesses.”

Flu shots are being offered at the Health Department’s main Gainesville clinic (224 SE 24th Street), phone number 352-334-7950, and the City of Alachua satellite clinic located in the Hitchcock’s shopping plaza (15530 NW US Hwy 441), phone number 386-462-2542. 

Citizens who normally receive their vaccines from providers other than the Health Department should contact them for vaccine availability and costs.

General media inquiries should be directed to Paul Myers at 352-334-8873.

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The goal of the Alachua County Health Department is to promote, protect, maintain and improve the health and safety of all citizens and visitors.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).