While the county, the state, and the country continue to deal with COVID-19, flu season is upon us again and early indications are that after being nearly totally absent last year, it may come back with a vengeance.
Chaffee County Public Health has announced its first of two influenza immunization clinics from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 29 at Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, 29780 Hwy 24, Buena Vista.
This will be a drive-through clinic, and while registration is not required, it is suggested for planning purposes. Online registration can be found at https://chaffeecounty-sept29.rsvpify.com.
High-dose vaccine will be available for those 65 years of age and older. This clinic is open to insured and uninsured individuals. All insurance plans cover the flu vaccine, so it is important to bring one’s insurance card.
Because giving shots to younger children in vehicles is challenging, this event will be for ages 12 and older. Families with children younger than 12 can make appointments with CCPH or their primary care provider.
The second flu mass vaccination clinic will be held at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 22. More information will be released about that clinic when the time gets closer. CCPH requests that everyone participating in the clinics wear a mask in their vehicle regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.