Posted: Nov 23, 2010 11:24 AM by Greg Boyce
Health experts estimate only 20 percent of Americans get a flu shot each year, while several hundred thousand get sick.
Parkview Medical Center, in an effort to reduce the risk of contracting the flu, will offer a community flu vaccine clinic Wednesday, December 10, 2010 on a first-come, first-served basis to adults 18 and older.
This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are advising that the following individuals get a flu shot:
The flu shots will be available for adults, 18 and older, from 6:30 to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Parkview - Pueblo West Emergency Services, located on the corner of Industrial and Purcell Blvds. in Pueblo West.
The cost of the flu shot is $20; cash, checks, MasterCard and Visa will be accepted. However, the vaccine is free for Medicare B recipients who present a valid Medicare card. (Medicaid is not accepted.) Participants are asked to wear short sleeves.
Many pharmacies offer the shot for $20 to $30.