Walk-In Flu and/or COVID Vaccine Clinic
LARAMIE COUNTY, Wyo. (RELEASE) - The Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department will provide flu and COVID immunizations Thursday, October 7th from 7am to 6pm at 614 S Greeley Highway. This is the same off-site location used this spring for COVID vaccinations. Individuals can receive either type of vaccine, or both, at this event if they so wish. Participants will need to wear a face covering while at the event.
Kathy Emmons, Executive Director of the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department, said, “We’re grateful for the opportunity to host an all-day clinic again this year to help make it easy for our community to be protected. Having both the flu and COVID vaccine available now is an exciting step towards ending the pandemic”.
Flu vaccines are especially important for vulnerable populations including: young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions, and those sixty-five years and older. Healthcare workers and people who care for high-risk individuals, including infants under six months of age, should also be vaccinated. Flu vaccines are available to individuals age six months and older.
Individuals age twelve and older are eligible for COVID vaccinations in the US. The available vaccines are free, safe, and effective. COVID vaccines prevent infection and transmission as well as greatly reducing the chance of severe illness, hospitalization, and death.
For both vaccines, private insurances will be accepted. The COVID vaccine is free to all individuals. For those not insured, the cost of a flu vaccine will be $25, payable by cash, check, or credit/debit card.
“Immunizations are important for protecting your immune system during flu season and the pandemic”, stated Dr. Stan Hartman, Laramie County Health Officer. He continued, “The vaccines are your best option for staying healthy this winter”.
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