Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) is offering three flu clinics in October to make it easier for residents to get a flu shot. Officials are urging community members to get their flu shot before the end of October.
Upcoming flu clinic dates at MCPH, 510 29 ½ Road, include:
- Adult only clinics-
- Oct. 17 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. – noon
- All ages clinic-
- Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“It takes about two weeks for your flu vaccination to become fully effective and we want to make sure as many people are vaccinated as possible before flu season ramps up in Mesa County,” MCPH Clinic Program Manager Allison Sanchez said.
Last year, Mesa County had a total of 232 hospitalizations for the flu season – more than we’d seen in the last five years.
“We know the vaccine reduces your risk of being hospitalized for severe flu symptoms and complications due to flu, which can be time consuming and expensive,” Sanchez said. “We’re hoping that offering several different options, including the Saturday clinic for all ages, will make getting a flu shot more convenient for residents.”
Be sure to bring your ID and insurance card to the clinic if you have them. MCPH accepts all major insurances including Medicaid, Medicare and the Children’s Health Insurance Plan, however we serve all patients regardless of ability to pay. Anyone who wants a flu shot can get one at MCPH.
Residents who can’t make any of the clinic dates can still get a flu shot at MCPH. Call 248-6900 today to make an appointment or ask about walk-in availability.
Check out our Flu Fact or Fiction video, below to learn more about flu prevention.