Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Flu "Shoot-Outs" Planned for Southwest Utah

ST. GEORGE, UT – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) will be holding its annual Flu Shoot-Outs starting this month. These events will prepare residents for flu (influenza) season and allow the SWUPHD and community partners to practice disease outbreak response plans.

It is currently recommended that everyone over six months of age get immunized against the flu; although young children, pregnant women, people over 65 years of age, and anyone with chronic health problems are especially encouraged to do so. Flu activity varies each year, often starting in the fall and peaking in late winter. Getting vaccinated is an important defense against this serious disease.

"Shoot-Outs" offer a quick convenient, and inexpensive way to get vaccinated against this serious disease. Each flu shot is $20 (cash, check, or credit card) or no charge with some insurances* (proof required).

Flu Shoot-Outs:

Iron County: Saturday, Sept. 24 @ Cedar City Hospital Health Fair                     
          9:00 am - 1:00 pm, all ages
Washington County: Tuesday, Sept. 27 @ Red Cliffs Mall
          8:00 am - 1:00 pm: Drive-thru for adults 18 and over (mall parking lot)
          12:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Walk-in for all ages (mall Center Court)
          (Flu shots also available at Dixie Regional Medical Center's Health Fair, Sept. 24th, 8am-1pm)
Beaver County: Wednesday, September 28 @ EMS Shed (1090 N. Main, Beaver)
          11:00 am - 4:00 pm, all ages
                       Tuesday, October 4 @ Minersville City Hall
          2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, all ages
Kane County: Saturday, Oct. 8 @ Kanab High School (County Health Fair)
          (FREE vaccine for all Kane County residents)
          9:00 am - 1:00 pm, all ages
Garfield County: Thursday, Oct. 20 @ Fire Station (45 S. Main, Panguitch)
          11:00 am - 3:00 pm, all ages

You can save time by printing the consent form found at Fill it out and bring it to the Shoot-Out. Don't forget to wear a short-sleeved shirt!

* Insurances accepted: Altius, DMBA, Adult Medicaid, Medicare (depending on HMO plan), PEHP, SelectHealth, Tall Tree, and United Healthcare.