Flu shot clinics in Nebraska Panhandle

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb - Regional West Community Health and Family Medicine clinics will hold flu shot clinics in area communities throughout the month of October.

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“Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness that can lead to serious complications in young children, older adults, and those with chronic diseases,” said Paulette Schnell, RN, MSN, director of Regional West Community Health and Scotts Bluff County Health Department. “We strongly recommend vaccination because influenza can lead to bacterial pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, and worsening of chronic medical conditions such as heart failure, asthma, and diabetes.”

Walk-in flu shot clinics at Scottsbluff, Sidney, Chappell, and several locations in Garden County, will be open to children over age six months, children, teens and adults of all ages. All insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid will be accepted at the walk-in clinics. Patients should bring their insurance, Medicaid, and/or Medicare cards with them. Flexible options will be available for those with no insurance. The cost of the flu vaccinations for those paying cash will be $30.

The date and times for Regional West walk-in flu shot clinics are as follows:

Scottsbluff - Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Community Health office at St. Mary Plaza, 3700 Avenue B.

Sidney - Saturday, Oct. 13 from 7 to 11 a.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at Dorwart Cancer Care Center, 830 Pine Street.

Lewellen - Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tiger Den.

Lisco - Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Points West Bank.

Oshkosh - Thursday, Oct. 25 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center. Regional West Garden County will begin offering flu vaccinations to the community at the clinic on Oct. 15.

For more information about the upcoming Regional West flu shot clinics, please call Regional West Community Health, 308-630-1580.

Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 188-bed regional referral center and one of three Level II Trauma Centers in the state. As the region’s only tertiary referral medical center, Regional West offers care that spans more than 32 medical specialties provided by over 28 physician clinics. With nearly 300 providers, and over 2,000 employees, Regional West provides comprehensive and innovative health care services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.