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Southern 7 Offers Homebound Vaccinations

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Southern 7 Health Department is now scheduling homebound flu and COVID-19 vaccinations for residents who live in Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, and Union Counties in Southern Illinois. This service is offered once a year by the health department for two days each October. Residents qualify as homebound if they are unable to leave their home due to medical illness, the use of assistive devices or are bedbound. October 17th and 19 are available depending on which county you live in.

To find out if you qualify, or to make an appointment, call the Southern 7 Health Department.

Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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