Everett Urged to Get “Flu-Proofed”

October 3, 2012

Everett

The Snohomish Health District is urging people in and around Everett to get Flu-proofed. Suzanne Pate at the Snohomish Health District sent along this important reminder...

Get flu proofed

Get Flu-proofed!

$30 to flu-proof an adult; $15 for a child – call for appointments Snohomish Health District clinics

Avoid the misery of flu this year by rolling up your sleeve for a shot. This year’s vaccine is available at medical providers and pharmacies throughout the county and will protect against three kinds of influenza virus that make people sick.

Washing hands and covering your coughs are effective ways to reduce spreading and getting diseases. The best way to prevent flu is vaccination. All persons 6 months of age and older need an annual flu shot.

The vaccine is especially recommended for people who

 are 6 months old — up to their 19th birthday

Note: Children age 6 months to 9 years receive two flu shots the first year they are vaccinated

 are 50 years and older

 are age 6 months and older with certain chronic health conditions

 are pregnant and in any trimester

 live in long-term care facilities

 live with or care for those at high risk for complications from the flu

 are health care personnel

 are household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of infants age 0-6 months (who are too young to receive vaccine)

The fridge at Snohomish Health District is stocked full of vaccine to protect you against the flu. The Vaccine For Children program has vaccine for children age 6 months through age 18 years. FluMist nasal spray is available for children age 2 years through 18 who are healthy and not pregnant. Vaccine also is widely available at private providers’ offices, pharmacies and other community locations listed at www.getaflushot.com and www.flu.gov/individual family/vaccination/locator.html.

The cost for an adult flu shot at the Snohomish Health District is $30. A flu shot for a child costs $15. The Health District accepts payment by cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Provider One (coupons), and Medicare for clients whose primary insurance is not with a HMO. Clients may apply for a reduced fee, based on income and household size.

Please call for an appointment. Snohomish Health District clinic hours:

SHD Everett Immunization Clinic, 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 108, Everett, WA 98201

425.339.5220 for an appointment: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Mon-Wed-Fri; closed on weekends & holidays

SHD Lynnwood Immunization Clinic, 6101 200th Ave SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036

425.775.3522 for an appointment: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tue & Thu; closed on weekends & holidays

 

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