CCHD Offers Fast and Convenient Flu Shot Clinics
The City-County Health Department will be hosting two Community Flu Shot Clinics this year.
Adults age 18 and older can get their immunization from the comfort of their own vehicle at the Drive Through Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, September 25th from 10:00am-2:00pm at the MT ExpoPark. Whether you have a car, truck, four-wheeler, bike or moped this is an opportunity for people to literally drive through to prevent the flu!
Those who are 6 months and older can be vaccinated at the Community Walk In Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, October 2nd from 12:00pm-5:00pm at the Exhibition Hall at MT ExpoPark. Patrons will enjoy a friendly atmosphere while they complete their registration and immunization. Then they can relax in the coffee corner and enjoy a free cup of coffee.
Immunization staff working these clinics have received extensive training in proper vaccine storage and giving vaccinations safely. Along with the professional, easy and convenient service, people will have the opportunity to be entered in drawings. Trial gym memberships and golf discounts are just a few of the exciting prizes that people can win.
The cost of the flu shot is $25 for adults and $14 for children. CCHD will accept Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Healthy Montana Kids and other insurances, cash, check or credit. CCHD asks that people present any and all insurance cards they may have.
It is recommended that anyone age 6 months or older receive their flu vaccination, but certain groups are at higher risk of developing complications from the flu and are highly encouraged to get immunized. Those groups include:
- children under 5 years old
- adults age 65 and older
- Pregnant women (CCHD requires a note from your OBGYN to be vaccinated)
- People with long term medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, blood disorders, lung disease, etc.
Additionally, anyone wholives or works with these populations is encouraged to get vaccinated.
For more information visit the CCHD website at www.cchdmt.org.