Save the Date! Annual Flu Shot Clinics

CCHD’s Emergency Preparedness Program plans for all types of emergency situations that could affect the public’s health. One of these emergency situations is a disease epidemic. The best way to prevent the spread of communicable disease, and stop an outbreak before it starts, is to get vaccinated.

Staff from various divisions of CCHD, and partner agencies such as the Great Falls Clinic, hold community flu shot clinics each year to practice emergency response plans and to help protect the community from influenza. Staff working these clinics are trained in their roles, specifically the immunization staff that receive extensive training in vaccine storage and giving vaccinations safely. Individuals receiving their flu shot at CCHD or one of the Community Flu Shot Clinics can feel comfortable knowing that they are receiving the best care possible. In addition, the Community Flu Shot clinics are timed perfectly to help ensure protection against the flu throughout the season, including peak months.

6th Annual Drive Through Flu Shot Clinic

  • Tuesday, September 24
  • 10am – 2pm
  • MT ExpoPark – follow signs/traffic control
  • Adults only

9th Annual Walk In Flu Shot Clinic

  • Tuesday, October 1
  • 12pm – 5pm
  • MT ExpoPark – Exhibition Hall
  • Ages 6 months+

COST: Adults – $25, Children – $15

NO COST with Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, or HMK (CHIP). Cash, check, credit cards and insurance accepted.

Want More Information?

  • Learn more about seasonal influenza: viruses, vaccines, prevention and more! Visit www.cdc.gov/flu.
  • For more information about the 2013-2014 seasonal influenza vaccine, click here.

FAQs

1. Why should I get vaccinated?

The flu is a serious contagious disease. It can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions. By getting vaccinated, you can avoid missing work or school and are helping to protect others from the flu.

2. Who should get vaccinated?

Everyone! Vaccination is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and up. It is especially important for certain populations:

  • infants
  • the elderly
  • pregnant women*
  • those with chronic health conditions
  • healthcare workers
  • close contacts of children under 6 months

*if you are pregnant, a doctor’s note is required to be vaccinated at one of CCHD’s clinics

3. I had a flu shot last year. Do I need one this year as well?

Yes! Strains of the flu are always changing, and this year’s vaccine is the best way to protect against the flu this season.

4. I got sick after getting the flu vaccine before. Will getting vaccinated make me sick?

No. The flu shot contains a dead virus. You may experience some mild side effects, but you will NOT get the flu. If you previously got the flu after receiving the vaccine, you were most likely exposed to the virus before being vaccinated. Immunity is built within two weeks of getting vaccinated.