Cherokee Nation hosts free flu vaccine clinics

BY STAFF REPORTS
10/11/2019 11:30 AM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
Sandra Shomo, a Cherokee Nation Public Health nurse, administers a flu vaccine during a community health clinic. COURTESY
TAHLEQUAH – The Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital is offering free flu vaccinations at its Community Health Clinic from Oct. 21 to Nov. 1.

According to a CN press relaae, anyone aged 3 and older can get a flu vaccine for free. The clinic will be located in the W.W. Hastings Hospital main entrance from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tribal health officials have dozens of vaccination clinics scheduled in October and November at community buildings, local businesses, churches, town halls and health centers throughout the tribe’s 14-county area. For the complete flu vaccination schedule, visit health.cherokee.org/community-flu-clinics.

The flu season typically runs September to March, but each year it peaks during different months. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging early flu shots this year.

Vaccination clinic dates and locations are subject to change. Check the link above for updates or changes to vaccination schedules. For more information, email randi-duncan@cherokee.org.

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