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 attend the Drive Through Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, September 27th from 10:00am-2:00pm at the MT ExpoPark. Anyone ages 6 months or older can be vaccinated at the 7th Annual Community Walk In Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, October 4th from 10:00am-5:00pm at the Exhibition Hall at MT ExpoPark. Each year, CCHD and their partners use events like these to train for different emergency scenarios. The public can help CCHD prepare by getting their vaccination at one of these clinics!
The cost of the flu shot is $25 for adults and $14 for children. CCHD will accept Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Health 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 who lives or works with these populations is encouraged to get vaccinated.
Getting immunized against influenza is one step that people can take to help keep themselves and those around them healthy throughout flu season!