County hosting free flu shot clinic on Saturday

Experts stress getting vaccinated is extra important this year

Mitch Kelly
November 20, 2020 - 5:48 am

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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - The Southern Nevada Health District has scheduled an additional free flu shot clinic on Saturday, November 21st, at Eldorado High School. Vaccines will be available for both adults and children 6 months of age and older. The clinics will offer 200 doses on a first-come, first-served basi.s

Upcoming clinics are scheduled for:

- Wednesday, December 2nd: Centennial High School, 10200 W. Centennial Parkway (northwest corner of Centennial Parkway and Hualapai), from 1p-5p

This season, health officials say that it's more important than ever for people to protect themselves, their families, and their community from flu. The Health District is encouraging flu vaccinations to help ensure medical resources are conserved, and the health care system is not overtaxed as the response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

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.