As the snowy and cooler weather approaches so does the threat of the flu virus. That is why Madison County is offering a number of Influenza vaccine clinics in the month of October.

Last year's flu season was one of the worst on record and that is why several experts are urging people to get their flu shot and to do so as soon as possible. The flu vaccine typically takes time to become fully effective, so time is of the essence.

These clinics are held by the Madison County Health Department and take place at 38 N. Court Street (Building 5) in Wampsville. The clinics are by appointment and are being held on the following days and times.

October 1 (Monday) from 12:30-3:30 pm
October 5 (Friday) from 12:30-3:30 pm
October 12 (Friday) from 8:30-11:30 am
October 19 (Friday) from 12:30-3:30 pm
October 26 (Friday) 8:30-11:30 am

Flu shots are not the only vaccines being made available. The health department also offers vaccines for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rotavirus, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus Influezae type b, Polio, Pneumococcal conjugate, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Meningitis, and Shingles.

Most insurance plans are accepted and you can learn more information by visiting www.healthymadisoncounty.org.