The Southern Nevada Health District offers flu vaccines from 8 a.m. to4:30 p.m. weekdays at these locations:
• Ravenholt Public Health Center, 625 Shadow Lane.
• East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite E12.
• Henderson Public Health Center, 520 E. Lake Mead Parkway.
• North Las Vegas Public Health Center, 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite F.
• Spring Valley Public Health Center, 6330 W. Spring Mountain Road, Suite C.
The health district is participating in the Vote & Vax program, with flu shots offered at clinics near polling sites.
For more information about flu and pneumonia vaccines as well as locations, call 759-0850 or go to www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org or www.flurevolution.com.
The health district will accept Medicare Part B, Medicare Railroad Part B, Medicaid or cash. For those without insurance, flu vaccines cost $30.
The cost for the insured depends on their plan. Pneumonia shots are $45.
WHO SHOULD GET A SHOT?
CDC recommends that children from age 6 months to 8 years get two flu shots a month apart, as a single shot might not be enough to protect them.
A nasal-spray vaccine containing live but weakened strains of vaccine is available for those 2 to 49 years old.
For the first time, the U.S. government recommends children from 5 to 18 years old get vaccinated, along with the previously targeted 6-month-to-5-year age group. That will add about 30 million children to the number advised to get the shots.
The targeted groups also include pregnant women; people 50 and older; younger adults with chronic illnesses; health care workers; people in contact with children under 6 months; people in contact with those at high risk of flu’s complications, such as people with AIDS.