Fall is around the corner and with that comes flu season. The Southern Nevada Health District will begin to offer seasonal flu vaccine to the public at 8 a.m., Monday, Oct. 1 at its new location at 330 S. Valley View Blvd (near the Meadows Mall and Springs Preserve). Valley View clinic hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Flu shots are $28 and the high-dose shot for people 65 and older is $56. For more information, contact the health district’s immunization clinic at (702) 759-0850 or visit www.SNHD.info.
It is recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older get a yearly flu vaccination and there are ample supplies of influenza vaccine available this season. The health district encourages everyone to get flu vaccinations, especially persons at high-risk of complications from the flu including children younger than 5 (children younger than 2 years old are at highest risk), adults 65 years of age and older, and pregnant women. We want everyone to stay as healthy as possible this season!
Immunizations are also available at the following health district locations:
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
•East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Ste. E12, Las Vegas, Nev.
•Henderson Public Health Center, 520 E. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson, Nev.
Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. CLOSED for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
•Mesquite Public Health Center, 830 Hafen Lane, Mesquite, Nev.
Methods of payment for flu vaccine include Medicare Part B, Medicare Railroad Part B, Medicaid, Nevada Medicaid and Check-Up, Amerigroup Community Care Medicaid and Check-Up, or cash (checks are not accepted). Clients must present their Medicare insurance card or Medicaid voucher at the time of service.
We will be blogging in the weeks to come about how to avoid getting the flu and ways to keep your home and office healthy. Step one is a flu shot! Come get your shot at the health district or go to many of the other places offering this service like your local pharmacy or doctor’s office.