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18 September 2008

Be Sure To Bring Your Photo ID To Vote...And To Get Your Flu Shot

In Muscogee County, elections officials and health officials have teamed up for a "Vote & Vax" program where local residents can vote early then get a flu shot.

At four polling sites during advance voting week, Oct. 27-31, those casting ballots in Columbus can get a vaccine to protect them through the flu season.

The flu shot costs $23, which can be paid through cash, check, Medicare, a Medicare supplement or Medicaid, said Pam Fair of the Columbus health department.
[Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, "Flu shots offered at early voting sites", September 17, 2008]

The "Vote & Vax" program is geared mainly towards elderly voters who are at risk for contracting the flu. Ironically though, those getting flu shots will need to present photo ID and their Medicare or Medicaid card.