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Your Guide to the Flu in Jackson County

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. Common symptoms include high fever, chills, sore throat, cough, and muscle pain.

Flu viruses are detected year round but are most common in the fall and winter. Flu season timing and duration varies, but activity usually increases in October, peaks between December and February, and can last as late as May.

The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctor's visits, sick days, and flu-related hospitalizations and death. All people six months and older should get a flu vaccine every year. Call the Jackson County Health Department at 816-404-6416 for questions or to schedule your flu shot today.

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Get Your Flu Vaccine at the Health Department

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Clinic hours are Monday – Friday, 8a.m. to 4p.m.

Flu Vaccine Cost

The health department accepts most private insurance with no additional co-pay. Self-pay and no insurance options are also available. Please call 816-404-6416 for additional information about vaccine cost.

Request a Flu Clinic to Come to You

Schools and businesses in Jackson County can request an on-site flu clinic by filling out this form. Call the health department for more information at 816-404-6416.

Latest Flu Data for Jackson County | 2019/2020


Jackson County Health Department
313 S. Liberty Street
Independence, MO 64050