Contact: Lyndy Stone
Shannon Clinic is hosting walk-in flu shot clinics on October 15 and 17, and November 12 and 14. The clinics will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. at Shannon Clinic Jackson, 2237 S. Jackson. The clinic will accept and file insurance, or patients may pay $35 per shot. This flu shot clinic is for patients age 18 and up, and the high dose flu vaccination is also available. No appointment is necessary.
Shannon Clinic Pediatrics will also be hosting walk-in flu shot clinics for kids on October 12 and November 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shannon Clinic Pediatrics, 225 E. Beauregard. This year, parents have the option to get their shot with their child. Shots are $10 per shot for children and $35 per shot for parents for self-pay patients, or the Clinic will file insurance.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people receive their flu vaccine as soon as the vaccine becomes available in their community. Vaccination before December is best since the timing ensures that protective antibodies are in place before flu activity is typically at its highest. The flu shot is an inactivated vaccine that contains killed virus and is given with a needle, usually in the arm. Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body and the antibodies provide protection against influenza virus infection.
The flu shot is approved for people ages 6 months or older, including healthy people as well as those with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease.