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Time to get a seasonal flu shot

By January 20, 2013

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Flu season is here and reports are saying it is going to be especially bad. Now is the time to learn about the options for getting seasonal flu vaccinations for your family. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu shot. An alternative is the nasal-spray flu vaccine approved for healthy people ages 2 to 49 years. The 2012-2013 flu vaccine protects against three strains of the virus most likely to be prevalent this year.

Flu shots are offered through the Washoe County District Health Immunization Clinic and at various clinic locations run by area hospitals and medical centers. Medicare, Medicaid, and most other private and public health plans are accepted at many of these, but you should call ahead to make sure about your particular plan. Otherwise, you'll pay cash. Cash prices vary somewhat, so you can save a few bucks by shopping around.

You can find more about places to get flu shots in the Reno / Tahoe area, along with additional flu information, in my article "Getting Seasonal Flu Shots in the Reno / Tahoe Region".

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