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Flu Shot Schedule Available from County Health

 

 

Prowers County Public Health & Environment has posted their annual flu shot clinics for 2018. Vaccine is plentiful and available for both children and adults. Prowers County Public Health & Environment has Quadrivalent vaccine for both children and adults as well as High Dose vaccine for adults > 65 years of age. The nasal vaccine will not be offered.

Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for all persons aged >6 months who do not have contraindications. In general, anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu can get vaccinated. However, certain people should get vaccinated each year either because they are at high risk, have had serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for high risk persons.

Vaccination to prevent influenza is particularly important for people who are at higher risk for medical complications attributable to severe influenza. Those persons include:

All children aged 6 through 59 months;

All person aged >50 years;

Adults and children who have chronic pulmonary (including asthma) or cardiovascular (excluding insolated hypertension), renal, hepatic, neurologic, hematologic, or metabolic disorders (including diabetes mellitus);

Persons who are immunocompromised due to any cause (including immunosuppression caused by medications or by HIV infection);

Women who are or will be pregnant during the influenza season;

Children and adolescents (aged 6 months through 18 years) who are receiving aspirin-or salicylate-containing medications and who might be at risk for experiencing Reye syndrome after influenza virus infection;

Residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities

American Indians and Alaskan Natives

Persons who are extremely obese

The charge for the flu vaccination varies depending on the dosage and is covered by most commercial insurance. Prowers County Public Health & Environment accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Rocky Mountain Health, Anthem BC/BS, CHP+, Cigna, Colorado Choice, Cover Colorado, United, and UMR.

This year Prowers County Public Health & Environment will also be offering Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV13) and Pneumonia PPSV23 for all adults 65 years and older as recommended by the CDC. A limited number of Flu and Pneumonia vaccinations will also be available through a Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) for adults at no charge. Qualifications for a free vaccination through the CSBG grant include; must currently reside in Prowers County, must be a US citizen or a lawfully permanent or present resident pursuant to Federal Law, and have an income at 125% of poverty level or below.

Any resident of Prowers County who would like to participate will be required to complete a short form at the time of the clinic.

Those residents who are homebound and cannot physically attend a clinic may call the office to be placed on a list to receive a flu vaccination in the home. If you should have any questions, concerns, or for further information please feel free to call Prowers County Public Health & Environment at 336-8721. You may also visit our website at www.prowerscounty.net

Below is the schedule for flu shot clinics around the community through November.

Flu Clinic Sites and Schedule – Prowers County Public Health & Environment

Monday, October 8th Prowers County Public Health & Environment from 9am-4pm (open during lunch)  **Come get your flu shot in our tent outside-located on the grass in front of the County Annex Building

Monday, October 15th Prowers County Public Health & Environment from 9am-12pm 1pm-5pm

Tuesday, October 16th Granada School and Community from 9am-4pm

Friday, October 19th Prowers County Public Health & Environment from 9am-12pm 1pm – 4pm

Monday, October 22nd Prowers County Public Health & Environment from 9am-5pm Open during lunch

Tuesday, October 23rd Wiley Senior Center: 5pm – 6:30pm and Holly Senior Center: 5pm-6:30pm

Thursday, October 25th Prowers County Public Health & Environment from 9am-12pm 1pm-5pm

Friday, October 26th Prowers County Public Health & Environment from 9am-12pm 1pm-4pm

Thursday, November 1st Prowers County Public Health & Environment from 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm

Thursday, November 8th Prowers County Public Health & Environment from 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm

Thursday, November 15th Prowers County Public Health & Environment from 9am-12pm 1pm-5pm

Wednesday, November 21st Prowers County Public Health & Environment from 9am-12pm 1pm-5pm

Thursday, November 29th Prowers County Public Health & Environment from 9am-12pm 1pm-5pm

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