Flu shots still available
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
The influenza season is upon us and the medical profession advises people to receive flu shots to prevent influenza.
Those particularly advised are the elderly, the very young and those with conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or lung disease.
An immunization clinic, sponsored by the Nebraska Dept. of Health, will be held Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Chase County Community Hospital Specialty Clinic.
Nurse Chris Tomky said there is plenty of vaccine on hand and she has ordered more for the future. The vaccine will be given out until it’s gone, Tomky noted.
The vaccine is free to those adults and children who are underinsured, uninsured or on Medicaid, Tomky said.
The clinic also offers shingles, tetanus and whooping cough vaccinations for adults.
For more information contact the Chase County Clinic at (308) 882-7299.
The Chase County Clinic is also continuing to provide influenza vaccinations during regular office hours.
Clinic Director Ronda Sargent said about 200 shots remain, including regular, high dose and pediatric.
Sargent said no confirmed influenza cases have been reported to the clinic that she is aware of.