Monday , November 27, 2017 - 10:28 PM
OGDEN — The Weber-Morgan Health Department hopes to make your annual flu shot as convenient as possible Tuesday by offering a drive-thru clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Ogden, according to a press release.
Held in the parking lot of the main Weber-Morgan Health Department building at 477 23rd St., the event is meant to encourage more people to get vaccinated this season.
“This time of year, when families and friends are gathered inside, is prime season for spreading the flu virus,” Cheryl Andreasen, a public health nurse who oversees the Weber-Morgan Health Department’s Immunization Program, said in the press release. “We want to make it convenient for people with young families and the elderly to get their shots without leaving their vehicle.”
Each injectable shot costs $30, and the high-dose vaccine recommended for people older than 65 is priced at $59. Those who plan to stop by are encouraged to bring their insurance cards, as most health insurance policies will cover these costs.
The press release also noted that “participants who roll in and roll up their sleeves will also help exercise the health department’s plans for setting up emergency medication dispensing sites. This includes mobilizing department staff and the all-volunteer Medical Reserve Corps, a group of local residents and medical professionals who have trained to respond during an emergency.”
For more information, visit WeberMorganHealthDepartment.org, or call 801-399-7250 to speak to a nurse. The recorded immunization hotline can be reached at 801-399-7777.
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