ST. GEORGE – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department now has flu vaccine available to protect against the 2012-2013 flu season.
It is currently recommended that everyone over six months of age get immunized although young children, people over 65 years of age, and anyone with chronic health problems are especially encouraged to do so.
The SWUPHD is offering flu vaccine in several forms including a shot for all ages, a High-Dose shot for seniors over age 65, and nasal spray for healthy individuals ages 2 to 49. All vaccines are $18 or no charge with some insurances.
Call the St. George SWUPHD office at 435-986-2540 to make an appointment or attend the “Flu Shoot-Out,” which is a convenient way to get your shot and help emergency responders practice mass-vaccination exercises.
Flu Shoot-Out: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Red Cliffs Mall
- 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Drive-Thru for seniors (enter from Mall Drive)
- 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Walk-In for all ages
Save time by printing the consent form under “Flu Vaccinations” at the SWUPHD website. Fill out and bring to your clinic appointment or the Shoot-Out.
The following insurance cards are accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, PEHP, SelectHealth, Altius, United Health, and Tall Tree.