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Free flu shots are now available for uninsured Sedgwick County residents older than 19, according to a news release from the county.

The vaccine is available while supplies last at the county’s Division of Health main clinic at 2716 W. Central in Wichita. The clinic is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 6:30 p.m.

Flu vaccinations are recommended for anyone six months or older. There is no live virus in flu shots, and the vaccine cannot cause the flu.

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The Sedgwick County commissioners reversed course on whether the county health department should provide travel immunizations.

At their meeting on Wednesday, commissioners voted 3-2 to reinstate the program.

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In anticipation of the approaching school year, the Sedgwick County Health Department is offering a vaccination clinic this weekend.

Vaccinations required for the upcoming school year include polio, both hepatitis A and B, and one for measles, mumps and rubella.

A new report on the well-being of Kansas children shows a steep drop in the number of kids who are fully immunized by the age of two, as recommended.

School nurses in Wichita have been notifying parents that their kids can't go to school if they're not up to date on their required immunizations.