The Johnson County Public Health Office has been offering flu clinics throughout the fall, with the next one scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the Buffalo Senior Center from 8 am until noon. Aaron Palmer has more.
Public Health Nurse Manager Ann Jarvis said Public Health puts on a yearly flu clinic at the Buffalo Senior Center every year, to make it a little easier for area senior citizens to get their flu vaccine.
Jarvis also said the flu clinic is open to the general public, not just seniors.
Volunteers will be on hand to help with paperwork, as the cost of the vaccine for seniors can be billed to Medicare.
Non-seniors can get the vaccine for a suggested donation of $20, but any donation one can afford will be accepted. Also, Jarvis said, no one will be denied a flu vaccine because of inability to pay. Under an agreement with the State of Wyoming, those under 19 can get their flu vaccine for free, she said.
Also available for those 19 and under is a relatively new nasal vaccine designed for children and is safe for kids without asthma, Jarvis said.
In addition to giving the flu vaccines, Jarvis said the clinic will provide Public Health with some valuable experience and information.
All area businesses that requested flu vaccinations for their employees have been done, according to Jarvis, as well as the area schools. But she said, “It's never too late to get vaccinated.”
For those that cannot make the flu clinic at the senior center Wednesday, Jarvis said Public Health can give vaccines on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons as well as Friday mornings. Or other times can be scheduled in advance.
Public Health is located at 85 Klondike Drive in Buffalo or they can be reached by calling 684-2564.
From the Johnson County News Desk, I'm Aaron Palmer with sheridanmedia.com news.