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Posted on: October 16, 2023

Skokie Snapshot: Giving Health a ‘Shot’

Nurse applying bandage to flu shot vaccine patient

The Skokie Health and Human Services Department (HHS) administered more than 1,300 flu vaccines to community members and Village staff at flu shot clinics this October, helping keep our community healthy this flu season!

New this year, the Village administered more than 640 senior high-dose vaccines, providing Skokie seniors with enhanced protection from flu-related illness.

Local photographer Rich Cahan captured photos of the Village’s Flu Shot Clinic held at Oakton Park on October 12 as part of the Village’s ‘Skokie Snapshot’ photo series.

Cheers to our volunteers

Keeping our community healthy requires a team effort. Thank you to the Village’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers, Village staff, and Oakton College RN students for making the flu shot clinics a success.

Join the MRC

Community members interested in joining the Village’s MRC to assist with future public health events and other community needs are encouraged to visit skokie.org or call 847-933-8252. The Village is also actively recruiting licensed mental and behavioral health professionals to join the MRC.

Still need a flu shot? It’s not too late

Flu shots are available by appointment for Skokie residents, including children ages 6 months to 4 years old as well as in-home vaccinations for homebound residents. Call 847-933-8252 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit vaccines.gov to schedule an appointment at a provider near you.

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