SOUTHERN UTAH – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department’s annual flu shootouts for the five-county district begin next week and continue through October.
“This is a convenient way to get your flu shot and help us practice our mass-vaccination plan,” Paulette Valentine, emergency preparedness director for the Southwest Utah Public Health Department, said. “We have teamed up with community partners in each county to help our residents get prepared for flu season. The process is quick, easy, inexpensive, or even free if covered by your insurance.”
It is currently recommended that everyone over 6 months of age get immunized, although young children, pregnant women, people over 65 years of age and anyone with chronic health problems are especially encouraged to do so, according to a press release from the Southwest Utah Public Health Department. Flu activity varies each year, often starting in the fall and peaking in February.
- Iron County:
- Saturday, Sept. 20 at Valley View Medical Center, 1303 N. Main St. in Cedar City | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Walk-in during the hospital’s health fair
- Washington County:
- Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Red Cliffs Mall, 770 Red Cliffs Drive in St. George | 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: Drive-through for adults 18 and older in the mall parking lot | 1-7 p.m.: Walk-in for all ages in the mall center court
- Beaver County:
- Wednesday, Oct. 1 at EMS Shed, 1090 N. Main in Beaver | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Drive-through for ages 18 and older
- Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Health Department, 75 W. 1175 North in Beaver | 2-4 p.m. | Walk-in for all ages
- Kane County:
- Saturday, Oct. 11 at Kanab High School, 59 E. Cowboy Way in Kanab | Free vaccine for all Kane County residents | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Walk-in during county health fair
- Garfield County:
- Tuesday, Oct. 16 at fire station, 45 S. Main in Panguitch | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Drive -through and walk-in options available
Flu vaccine is $18 or $25 for the nasal spray version. Cash, check and credit card are accepted. There is no charge for the vaccine with proof of the following insurances: Medicare HMO, Medicaid, CHIP, PEHP, Select Health, Altius, Arches, DMBA, United Healthcare and Tall Tree.
Save time by printing the consent form found here. Fill it out and bring it to the shoot0ut. Remember to wear a short-sleeved shirt.
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