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Southern Nevada Health District hosting flu clinics at area high schools

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Posted at 12:31 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 15:52:43-04

The Southern Nevada Health District is holding no-cost flu vaccine clinics at area high schools beginning Oct. 14.

Vaccine will be available for both adults and children 6 months of age and older.

The clinics will offer 200 doses on a first-come, first-served basis, and no appointments are necessary.

The clinics are scheduled for:

- Oct. 14
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cimarron High School
2301 N. Tenaya Way

- Oct. 21
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Valley High School
2839 Burnham Ave.

- Nov. 4
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Silverado High School
1650 Silver Hawk Ave.

This season it is more important than ever for people to protect themselves, their families, and their community from flu.

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. It is especially important for those at higher risk of developing serious complications from the flu. Many of the people at higher risk of complications from the flu are also at higher risk of complications from COVID-19.

This includes people 65 years of age and older, people with underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, compromised immune systems, and Blacks and Hispanics who are already disproportionately impacted by chronic diseases.

Flu vaccine for people of all ages, including the vaccine for people ages 65 and older, is available at Health District immunization clinics by appointment only. Call (702) 759-0850.

For more information and flu resources, go to the CDC website.