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Free flu shot clinics in Las Vegas via Health District begin today

Posted at 7:55 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 13:49:38-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Southern Nevada Health District is warning Las Vegas residents to take precaution amid flu season and is offering flu clinics at local high schools beginning Wednesday.

Vaccines 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.

Appointments are required. Call (702) 759-0850 to make an appointment.

The clinics are scheduled for:

Oct. 14
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cimarron-Memorial 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.

Health officials say this season it's 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, officials say. 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.

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