Local Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled

 Lamar, CO‐Prowers County Public Health & Environment would like to announce their annual flu shot clinics. Vaccine is plentiful and there are no anticipated shortages this year. Prowers County Public Health & Environment has received all of their vaccine for the season and will also offer nasal vaccine for children and adults ages 3‐ 49 years.   

Below is the schedule for flu shot clinics around the community through October. Additional clinics will be scheduled for November as needed. 

Flu Clinic Sites and Schedule for Prowers County Public Health & Environment 

Thursday, October 6th
Prowers County Public Health & Environment 9am‐12pm and 1pm‐7pm 

Friday, October 7th
Prowers County Public Health & Environment 9am‐12pm and 1pm‐4pm 

Tuesday, October 11th
Prowers County Public Health & Environment 9am ‐ 12pm and 1pm‐5pm 

Wednesday, October 12th
Senior Resource Center—Senior Health Fair 7am‐10am
Wiley Community Center 4pm‐6pm 

Friday, October 14th
Prowers County Public Health & Environment 9am – 12pm and 1pm‐4pm 

Tuesday, October 18th
Prowers County Public Health & Environment 9am – 5pm (open during lunch) 

Wednesday, October 19th
Holly Senior and Community Center 4pm‐6pm 

Friday, October 21st
Prowers County Public Health & Environment 9am – 12pm and 1pm –4pm

Tuesday, October 25th
Prowers County Public Health & Environment 9am – 12pm and 1pm‐5pm 

Wednesday, October 26th
Granada Senior and Community Center 4pm-6pm 

For further information please call Prowers County Public Health & Environment at 338‐8721 or go to www.prowerscounty.net

The charge for the flu vaccination is $25 and pneumonia $85, with Medicaid and Medicare accepted. For children 6 months through age 18, who qualify for VFC (Vaccine for Children) vaccine, there will be an administration charge of $8; however, no child will be denied vaccination due to the inability to pay. This year Prowers County Public Health & Environment has received funding from a Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) to provide a limited number of vaccinations for Flu, Pneumonia, Hepatitis A& B and Shingles for adults at no charge. Qualifications for a free vaccination through the CSBG grant include; must currently reside in Prowers County, must be a US citizen or a lawfully permanent or present resident pursuant to Federal Law, and have an income up to 125% of poverty level and no insurance coverage. Any resident of Prowers County who would like to participate will be required to complete a short form application at the time of the clinic. 

In general, anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu can get vaccinated. However, certain people should get vaccinated each year either because they are at high risk, have had serious flu‐related complications or because they live with or care for high risk person. This season the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other health experts are strongly recommending that ALL children from 6 months through 18 years be vaccinated against influenza. Additionally the following high risk groups should be receiving a flu vaccine: 

Anyone 50 years of age and older.  Any women who are currently pregnant or may become pregnant during influenza season. Anyone with longterm health problems with:  Heart disease, Lung disease, Asthma, Kidney disease, Metabolic disease, such as diabetes, Anemia and other blood disorders, Liver disease. 

Anyone with a weakened immune system due to:
HIV/AIDS or other disease affecting the immune system, Long‐term treatment with drugs such as steroids, Cancer treatment with x‐rays or drugs. 

Anyone with certain muscle or nerve disorders (such as seizure disorders or cerebral palsy that can lead to breathing or swallowing problems.  Anyone 6 months through 18 years of age on longterm aspirin treatment (they could develop Reye Syndrome if they got influenza.) 

Residents of nursing homes and other chroniccare facilities. Those residents who are homebound and cannot physically attend a clinic may call the office to be placed on a list to receive a flu vaccination in the home. If you should have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Prowers County Public Health & Environment at 336‐8721.

 

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