Flu season is almost here, so the Southern Nevada Health District is offering immunizations at its clinics.
The District encourages everyone 6-months and older to get a flu shot, especially those with chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, or respiratory conditions. Pregnant women and people who care for babies younger than two months old should also be vaccinated.
Flu shots are available at the following locations:
Main Public Health Center, 280 S. Decatur Blvd. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite E12, Las Vegas Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Southern Nevada Health District Henderson Clinic, 874 American Pacific Dr., Henderson Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Closed daily 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Mesquite Public Health Center, 830 Hafen Lane, Mesquite Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thanks to flu shots, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 71,000 flu hospitalizations were prevented, along with 2.5 million flu-related medical visits and 5 million illnesses.
Cost of the vaccine is covered by most insurance. For more information, visit the Immunization Program's Flu Vaccine Clinic page or call 702-759-0850.