Ready for flu season with quick, affordable vaccinations

image courtesy of Southwest Utah Public Health Department

ST. GEORGE – On Tuesday, the Southwest Utah Public Health Department will hold its annual Washington County Flu Shoot-Out at the Red Cliffs Mall.

Flu vaccinations will be given in bulk at this one-day-only event in an effort to reduce the number of Washington County residents affected this fall and winter. It is recommended that everyone over 6 months of age receive a shot, most importantly pregnant women, seniors over age 65 and individuals with chronic health issues. Caregivers and relatives of those individuals are also at increased risk.

Three types of vaccinations will be available: A standard shot, high-dose shot for seniors and nasal spray version for healthy individuals ages 2 to 49. The service is free for Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program, Public Employees’ Health Program, SelectHealth, Altius, Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators, United Healthcare and Tall Tree subscribers, and costs $18 for all others.

The shoot-out’s drive-through service for adults 18 and over will be open from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., and the walk-in for all ages will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information on flu season and vaccinations, visit the SWUPHD’s website.

Event details and contact information

Date: Sept. 25

Time: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. (drive-through), 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (walk-in)

Location: Red Cliffs Mall

Price: $18 (free with some insurance providers)

Contact: David Heaton – 435-986-2594

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @STGnews

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