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2017-09-07

Flu vaccination clinic to be held in Kerrville

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Peterson Health and HEB will host a Flu Shot Clinic from 10 am to 7 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Hill Country Youth Events Center on Highway 27.
Flu season can start as early as October and last into late spring. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most people who get the flu will recover in one to two weeks, but some individuals will develop potentially serious complications such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinus and ear infections.
People over the age of 65, those with chronic medical conditions and residents in long-term care facilities are at higher risk for complications and should definitely receive a flu shot.
Children between the ages of 4 and 6 can be immunized at the community flu vaccination clinic if parents bring a physician’s prescription for the vaccination. A parent or legal guardian must be present for young people between the ages 4 and 18 to receive an injection.
The traditional tri-valent flu shots are $12, cash or check. Credit or debit cards cannot be accepted. Medicare will cover the cost of vaccination for those who qualify and HEB personnel will file for Part B participants, however it’s critical for Medicare beneficiaries to bring their “Part B” card.
The quadra-valent vaccine will also be available for anyone 64-years old or younger and cost $39.
High dose flu shots for seniors 65 years of age and older will cost $65 if paying cash.
Volunteers and pharmacists will be on hand to help community members understand which vaccine is right for them.
For more information on the community flu vaccination clinic, please call the HEB Pharmacy at 830-896-0227, the Department of State Health Services at 830-896-5515, or the Peterson Regional Medical Center Marketing Department at 830-258-7411.