The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition and its partners will host multiple no-cost flu immunization and health clinics through December 8 in the Las Vegas Valley.
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that everyone 6 months and older should receive the flu vaccine each year, especially:
- Pregnant women.
- Children older than 6 months and younger than 5.
- People 50 years of age and older.
- People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions.
- People who live or work in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
- Health care workers.
- Caregivers of children younger than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated).
The vaccine is designed to protect against three influenza viruses – influenza B, influenza A (H1N1), and influenza A (H3N2).
The next free shot clinic is Wednesday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to Noon at St. Rose Dominican Hospital San Martin Campus in the Aljian Conference Center, 8280 W. Warm Springs Rd, Las Vegas.
For additional information about the immunization clinics, please visit the Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition website at www.SNICNV.org