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Drive through flu vaccine clinics at Casper College firehouse

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Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 10:45 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - Flu vaccines are more crucial than ever this year as our community continues to battle COVID-19. In an effort to prevent the spread of influenza, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department (CNCHD) is providing convenient, drive-through flu vaccine clinics October 15, 22 and 24 at the Casper College Firehouse located at 800 College Drive.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that anyone 6 months and older gets an annual influenza vaccination. Because of the global COVID-19 health threat, hospital space, personal protective equipment and medical professionals are already in short supply. It’s imperative for Casper to effectively manage and mitigate flu cases this year.

CNCHD is hosting drive through flu clinics open to the public with no appointment necessary. Though these clinics have traditionally been held at the CNCHD office, this year’s location has changed to improve both convenience and minimize exposure. All drive through clinics will be held at 800 College Drive Firehouse across from Mike Sedar park.

The public is invited anytime during the following schedule: Thursday, October 15: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 22: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, October 24: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Flu vaccines will be available at $25 for a regular dose or $75 for a high dose for those over the age of sixty five. CNCHD encourages everyone to bring insurance cards for potentially lower costs.

The Casper-Natrona County Health Department stands with Casper in our united fight to regain our physical, psychological and economic health. Flu vaccines are an integral piece of this initiative.

COVID-19 is still present in our community and now more than ever it requires each person to do their part. Things like washing hands often, using hand sanitizer when hand washing is unavailable, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, staying home if you are sick, practicing social distancing, covering the mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and in public, covering coughs and sneezes, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces are crucial.

If you are experiencing flu like symptoms or have had direct contact with a known positive case, please seek testing through the Casper-Natrona County Health Department by calling 307-577-9892 or the Wyoming Medical Center by calling 307-233-7288.

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