The flu vaccine for the 2018-19 season is now available at the district hospital of Coconino County, Flagstaff.
While the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends an annual flu vaccine, the vaccine is more important for some people.
The CDC proposes the vaccine for children under the age of five, and especially for children under the age of two and those with special needs. At the other end of the spectrum, people over the age of 50 and older should also receive the vaccine.
The vaccine is also highly recommended for those who have certain chronic illnesses living in long-term care facilities, health care workers, and those who are at risk for flu complications or caring for them.
The cost of a flu shot in County Clinic is $ 30. As a courtesy, the county will bill the insurance company, but according to a county press release, those seeking a flu vaccination should check with their insurance to determine whether they should be covered and bring their insurance card. However, no one will refuse his services due to insolvency.
During each flu season, a new vaccine against circulating influenza viruses will be produced. While it is still too early to determine the effectiveness of the vaccine this season, the vaccine reduces the likelihood of influenza-related complications such as hospitalization, chronic illness and death. The sooner people are shot, the more likely their immune system will be better prepared for the flu.
Flu shots are available at the CCPHSD Clinic, 2625 N. King Street, Flagstaff, Monday – Friday, 8-11 am and noon until 5 pm, on an appointment basis. Walk-ins are accepted as available. Call the CCPHSD Clinic at 928-679-7222 to make an appointment.