The Davis County Health Department will be doing a Flu & Pneumonia Shot Clinic at the Syracuse Community Center on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. The clinic will be in the Arts and Crafts room from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Medicare should cover the cost with a valid Medicare card. Other health insurance plans are also accepted. Paperwork will be available at the Community Center for you to fill-out in advance. No appointment is necessary!
The single best way to protect against the flu is to get a flu vaccine every year. An annual flu vaccine can reduce illnesses in the community, decrease the time missed at work and school, and prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. Flu vaccine is available now and the DCHD encourages people not to wait to protect themselves and their family by getting vaccinated as soon as possible.
The seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for:
People 6 months of age and older
People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions (heart disease; kidney disease; lung diseases like asthma; metabolic diseases like diabetes; blood disorders like anemia; a weakened immune system caused, for example, by cancer or cancer treatment, HIV/AIDS, or steroid therapy; or certain conditions such as neuromuscular disorders that can cause breathing problems)
People who live in nursing homes and other long term care facilities
People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from the flu, including:
Health care workers
Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)
Adults 65 and Older