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Flu Information

Flu shots will be available at the Health Department (Building A) Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 12:00 Noon and 1:00 - 4:00pm.

No appointment needed.


Regular Seasonal Flu Shot - $38.00

FluMist (Nasal) - $47.00 

High Dose (65 and over) - $56.00

Pneumonia (call 253-2343 for more information) - $72.00

We accept cash, checks (no third party checks), Medicaid, Medicare, Aetna, BC/BS, CIGNA, Health Choice, Humana, MedCost, Tricare, and United Healthcare. 




 Brunswick County Health Department

What is a Pandemic?
Pandemic flu is virulent human flu that causes a global outbreak, or pandemic, of serious illness. Because there is little natural immunity, the disease can spread easily from person to person. Currently, there is no pandemic flu.

How is a Pandemic Different from the Regular Flu?

Seasonal Flu Pandemic Flu
-Occurs every year -Occurs irregularly
-Occurs during the winter; December to March -Occurs at any time of the year
-Most people recover in 1 to 2 weeks with little medical treatment -Some people may never recover even with medical    treatment
-The very young, elderly and very sick are most at risk -People of every age may be at risk


Protect Yourself and Your Family

Cover your nose and mouth               
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
  • Put your tissue in the trash can
  • If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands

  • Wash your hands

  • Wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 10-15 seconds
  • If water is not available use hand sanitizer 


    Keep your home and work areas clean and sanitized
  • Clean areas with household detergents
  • Use bleach or alcohol to sanitize surfaces

  • Keep your distance

  • Avoid crowds
  • Limit your travel
  • If possible, work from home
  • For a complete family guide go to:  

     WHO Phases

    *The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined phases of a pandemic to assist in planning and response.


    Phase Title Phase # Description
    Inter-pandemic phase
    Low risk of human cases
    New virus in animals, no human cases, Higher risk of human cases
    Pandemic Alert
    No or very limited human-to-human transmission
    Evidence of increased human-to-human transmission
    Evidence of significant human-to-human transmission
    Pandemic 6 Efficient and sustained human-to-human transmission


    Potential Impacts of a Pandemic

    Essential services may be disrupted: including banks, restaurants, post offices, stores, gas stations

    Food and water supplies may be interrupted and limited

    Being able to work may be difficult or impossible

    Schools and daycare centers may be closed for an extended time period

    Medical care could be disrupted

    Be Prepared

  • Store a two week supply of water and food. (1 gal per person per day)
  • Maintain a continuous supply of prescription and non-prescription medications and medical supplies.
  • Know how to care for family members.
  • Volunteer with local groups to prepare for emergencies and to assist with emergency response.
  • Check on persons who may not have a care taker, especially the elderly.


    Website Links:

    One-stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website on Avian Influenza

    Centers for Disease Control

    North Carolina Public Health


  • Brochures and Documents:

    Influenza Fact Sheet - .pdf format


    For more information contact:

    Brunswick County Health Department