Southern Nevada Health District to hold flu shot clinic, Nov. 28
at Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 21, 2007
LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District will celebrate National Influenza Vaccination Week (Nov. 26-30) with a flu shot clinic between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino inside Salon G. Flu shots are $30. For more information, contact the health district’s immunization project at (702) 759-0850 or visit the health district website, www.SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict.org or www.flurevolution.com.
There are no vaccine shortages this season and the health district encourages members of the community to get immunized. It is especially important for people who are considered at high risk for complications from the flu get vaccinated. High-risk individuals include people age 50 and over, pregnant women, individuals between six months old and 49 with certain medical conditions, health care workers, and household contacts of individuals who are at high risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2006 revised its recommendations regarding children and now encourages flu vaccinations for children between the ages of six months and 59 months.
In addition to the special clinic at the Gold Coast, flu vaccinations are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the following public health centers:
- Ravenholt Public Health Center, 625 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas
- East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite E12,
- Henderson Public Health Center, 520 E. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson
- North Las Vegas Public Health Center, 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite F, North Las Vegas
- Spring Valley Public Health Center, 6330 W. Spring Mountain Rd., Suite C, Las Vegas (All services at Spring Valley, including immunizations, are available by appointment only. Call 759-0701.)
Methods of payment for flu shots include Medicare Part B, Medicare Railroad Part B, Medicaid, and Senior Dimensions or cash (checks are not accepted). Patients must present their insurance card or Medicaid voucher at the time of service. For those not covered or without proof of insurance, the cost for flu vaccination is $30.
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