Avoiding a deadly flu season for adults and children

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More people were killed by seasonal influenza last winter than in any other since the 1970s.

Fewer than 4 out of 10 adults in the United States got flu shots last winter, the lowest rate in seven seasons and one likely reason that the 2017-2018 season was the deadliest in decades.

Last season, the flu killed 183 children, the most since federal health authorities began tracking pediatric deaths 14 years ago. About 80 percent of those children were unvaccinated.

Read more of this Washington Post article.

How to Get a Flu Shot

Receive your flu shot from your primary care doctor or local pharmacy. Carson City Health & Human Services also hosts walk-in immunization clinics every Thursday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. – no appointment needed. For more info about our clinic and vaccines offered visit, http://gethealthycarsoncity.org/immunizations/.

Does it Cost Anything?

If you have insurance, bring your card and we’ll handle the billing process for your convenience. If you don’t have insurance, the cost is $20, but no one will be turned away for an inability to pay. (Cash and checks accepted.)