What is the flu?
Influenza, better known as the flu, spreads every year, but the timing, severity, and length of the season varies from one year to the next. We can’t predict it, but we do know that the severity of a flu season has a significant impact on our communities.
By getting a flu shot, you are protecting not only yourself, but any other people you come in contact with.
Panhandle Health District has scheduled flu clinics:
Hayden PHD Office, 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden
- October 10th, 2014 from 1:30 to 4:00pm
- October 24th, 2014 from 1:30 to 4:00pm
At this time, the Hayden office is offering flu vaccine to:
- Children ages 6 months through 18 years. We have shots for children and the flu mist for children 2 years through 18 years.
- Adults 65 and older. We only have the high-dose vaccine for adults age 65 and older. It is more effective than the regular adult flu vaccine.
- Most pharmacies have flu vaccine for adults under age 65 years.
Bonners Ferry Senior Center, 6635 Lincoln St., Bonners Ferry
Friday, October 10, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Adults only. (Regular quadrivalent and high-dose vaccine for adults age 65 and older)
Clark Fork Senior Center, 1001 Cedar Street, Clark Fork
Friday, october 24, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
You can also call your local Panhandle Health District office to get your flu shot by appointment!
We bill Medicare and other insurances. If one has no insurance, the cost is $20.00 for children and $55.00 for the high dose.
Continue to protect yourself by washing your hands often and avoiding people with cold or flu symptoms. If you have flu symptoms, stay home to prevent spreading the virus to others. And as always, cover your coughs and sneezes.
For additional information on the seasonal flu, visit these sites:
- Key Facts About Influenza
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Seasonal Flu Information for Parents
Keep yourself informed!
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