No-Cost Saturday Flu Clinic offered for Southern Nevadans
Flu vaccines available for everyone 6 months of age and older
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 17, 2020
LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District has scheduled an additional no-cost flu clinic on Saturday, November 21, at Eldorado High School making it more convenient for Clark County residents to “Show Flu Who’s Boss” as they head into the holiday season. Vaccine is available for both adults and children 6 months of age and older on a first-come, first-served basis, and no appointments are necessary.
Flu vaccinations are recommended every year as the best protection against the flu virus. This year, the importance of getting vaccinated is part of the overall strategy to help ensure medical resources are conserved, and the health care system is not overtaxed as the response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Upcoming Health District community clinics are scheduled for:
Saturday, November 21
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Eldorado High School
1139 N. Linn Ln.
Las Vegas, NV 89110
Wednesday, December 2
1 to 5 p.m.
Centennial High School
10200 W. Centennial Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89149
The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. It is especially important for those at higher risk of developing serious complications from the flu. Many of the people at higher risk of complications from the flu are also at higher risk of complications from COVID-19.
This includes people 65 years of age and older, people with underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, compromised immune systems, and Blacks and Hispanics
who are already disproportionately impacted by chronic diseases. It is also important to protect people more likely to be exposed to both COVID-19 and flu, including health care workers and essential workers who interact frequently with the public. A complete list of people at higher risk is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/index.htm.
Flu vaccine for people of all ages, including the vaccine for people ages 65 and older, is available at Health District immunization clinics by appointment only. Call (702) 759-0850 for more information.
It is best to get vaccinated before flu viruses begin spreading in the community because it takes approximately two weeks after vaccination for the antibodies to develop and provide protection against the flu. However, people can be vaccinated anytime during flu season.
In addition to getting vaccinated, people should continue to take the following actions to stay healthy this flu season:
- Wear a cloth face covering in public or in groups of ten or more people who don’t live in the same household.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick. Stay home from work, school, and away from public places.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Wash your hands frequently. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and cloth face covering.
- Practice healthy habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched items. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, drink plenty of water, and eat healthy meals.
For more information and flu resources, go to the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/flu.
The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.