Henderson holding free flu shot clinic Tuesday morning

Shots available for those ages 18 and up

Mitch Kelly
September 30, 2020 - 5:27 am
Flu vaccine being administered

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LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District and the City of Henderson are teaming up to host an appointment-based, no-cost, drive-up flu vaccine clinic at the Fiesta Henderson Hotel and Casino parking garage. Registration is available here. Drive-up and walk-up clients without appointments will be accommodated if vaccine supplies allow. The drive-up clinic will offer 400 doses of vaccine for adults.

The clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and a station for walk-up clients will be located on the second floor of the garage. Flu vaccine will be available for adults, 18 years of age and older.

The high-dose flu vaccine for people 65 and older will not be available at the drive-up clinic but is offered at Health District immunization clinic locations. People 65 and older can receive the flu vaccine available at this clinic. Per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, flu vaccine recipients will be required to wait in their cars for 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine before leaving the site.

“This season, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever to protect yourself, your family, and our community from flu,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, Acting Chief Health Officer for the Southern Nevada Health District. “Getting vaccinated can also help to ensure we conserve medical resources and do not overtax our health care system as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Leguen.

"The community's best defense against getting the flu is to get vaccinated," said Mayor Debra March. "The City of Henderson is pleased to partner with the Southern Nevada Health District to offer a flu vaccination clinic at no charge as a quick and easy measure to help protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our residents."

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 CDC website.