PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The arrival of cooler temperatures means that flu season is just around the corner.
The Allegheny County Health Department is opening their influenza vaccine clinic on Forbes Avenue in Oakland on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
According to the Health Department, the vaccine is free for children from six months to 18 years of age and to people with Medicare Part B who are not in an HMO.
For everyone else, the vaccine is $25.
The nasal spray vaccine is also free for children and $10 for those 19 to 49 years of age. The nasal spray has been approved for people from 2- to 49-years-old who have no chronic medical conditions.
No appointment is necessary.
The hours run as follows:
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesdays: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Health Department officials say there is no shortage of the vaccine this season.