Flu vaccine now available at Southern Nevada Health District clinics

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The flu vaccine is here and available at Southern Nevada Health District clinics. Flu vaccines are updated each season, and the Health District is encouraging everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated before the end of October. It takes two weeks for the flu vaccine to fully protect you.  

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 and compromised immune systems. It is also important to protect people more likely to be exposed to both COVID-19 and flu, including healthcare workers and essential workers who interact frequently with the public. The flu vaccine is safe for pregnant women and can be given at any time during pregnancy. It also offers protection to baby for months after birth. A complete list of people at higher risk is available on the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/index.htm.

Flu vaccines are available at Health District public health centers by appointment only. For more information call the Southern Nevada Health District at (702) 759-0850 or visit www.snhd.info/flu to schedule your flu shot today.

The Health District is offering flu shots at its clinics. Vaccines are available by appointment only at the following locations.

  • Main Public Health Center, 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107
  • East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 2950 E. Bonanza Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89107
  • Henderson Public Health Center, 220. E. Horizon Dr., Suites, A & C, Henderson, NV 89015
  • Mesquite Public Health Center/Jimmie Hughes Campus, 150 N. Yucca St., Suites, 3&4, Mesquite, NV 89027

For more information about Health District public health center hours, locations and available services go to www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/about-us/maps/.

Flu vaccines can be administered at the same time as COVID-19 and monkeypox vaccines or other immunizations. However, people should follow the recommended schedule for all vaccines.

It is best to get vaccinated before flu viruses begin spreading in the community because it takes approximately two weeks after vaccination for the antibodies to develop and provide protection against the flu. However, people can be vaccinated anytime during flu season.

For more information about flu, including updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), go to www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm.

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