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With 12 Confirmed Cases, Flu Season Comes Early to Greene County

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has confirmed 12 flu cases in the first two weeks of the 2018-2019 flu season.

The health department says it’s seeing flu cases a bit earlier than expected.

According to experts, getting the flu vaccine by the end of October will give you the best possible protection from the flu virus.

Two flu clinics are scheduled for Sunday (Oct. 21) for people without health insurance. One clinic is at Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. and the other is at the South Fremont Freewill Baptist & Korean Church from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m.

Here's a list of other upcoming flu clinics:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Hand-in-Hand Multicultural Center, 1436 W. Hovey St.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1609 N. Summit Ave.
  • Friday, Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Crosslines, 615 N. Glenstone Ave.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 600 S. Jefferson Ave.