Why are you holding the flu clinic so early this year?
There are a few reasons this year's clinic is being held earlier: first, the Event Center is not available in September due to equine rentals. Typically public health receives the vaccines in late September, and vaccine was delivered early this year. As such, public health wanted to host the event earlier this year to help get a jump on fighting the flu bug and helping to protect our residents by offering this valuable service.
Will the flu shot prevent me from getting COVID-19?
No. But it is strongly recommended that you get the flu shot to keep your immune system as healthy as possible.
Will the flu vaccination wear off before flu season is over?
No, it will not. The flu shot will be effective for the entire 20-21 flu shot season.
How old do you have to be to get a flu shot?
Children over 6 months of age (younger than 8) who have NOT received a flu shot, will have to follow-up with their primary care provider in four weeks for a booster. Children who have already had one flu shot will not need a booster.
Are high-dose shots available?
No, high-dose shots for seniors will not be available at this clinic. Please consult with your local healthcare provider.
How do I get a copy of my records?
You will be able to get a copy of your immunization record from your primary care provider after the flu clinic. Please wait at least two weeks for the data to be input into the state vaccination information system. You can also take a photo of your vaccination form with your phone. Montrose County Public Health can be reached at 970-252-4545 and will be able to provide a copy of the vaccination form as well.
Do I have to wear a mask?
Yes. You will be required to wear a mask to get a flu shot.
How many people are allowed per car?
Any vehicle with more than 4 people will be directed to walk-up and get a flu shot.