WHAT: Vaccinations are for everyone! You might be thinking about flu shots about now, but the best way to prevent the spread many diseases — including pertussis, measles, hepatitis — is to be vaccinated. The Utah County Health Department will be holding a special community immunization clinics next week as follows:
– Monday, October 14, 9 a.m. to noon, Spanish Fork City Offices, 40 South Main
– Monday, October 14, 2 to 5 p.m., Westside Elementary School, 740 West Center, Springville
– Tuesday, October 15, 8 to 11 a.m., Salem Senior Center, 151 West 300 South
– Tuesday, October 15, 5 to 7 p.m., Payson City Center, 439 West Utah Ave
– Thursday, October 17, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Provo Rec Center, 320 West 500 North
– Friday, October 18, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Utah County Offices, 100 East Center, L700, Provo
– Friday, October 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mountainville Academy, 195 S Main Street, Alpine
– Monday, October 21, 2 to 5 p.m., Geneva Elementary, Orem
– Tuesday, October 22, 5 to 7 p.m., Payson City Center, 439 West Utah Ave
To receive influenza vaccination clinic updates, follow #UtahCountyShots at www.twitter.com/uchd. Immunization titers can be checked in our Provo Clinic (151 S. University Ave) — no appointment necessary.
Besides pertussis and other school vaccines, UCHD nurses administer adult and adolescent vaccines such as flu, pneumonia, tetanus and diphtheria. The Vaccine for Children (VFC) program offers discounted vaccines for kids that qualify, or the UCHD accepts Altius, BlueCross/BlueShield, Cigna, DMBA/Deseret Secure, EMI, Humana, SelectHealth, Medicare/Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicaid/PCN, Molina Healthy kids, PEHP and United Health Care.
The UCHD also conducts daily clinics in American Fork and Provo — for complete list of times and locations, please see www.UtahCountyHealth.org/immunizations or call 801-851-7025. To speed up your visit, individuals are encouraged to download the paperwork, print it and have it filled it out before arrival (also available from the web site).
Many diseases, such as pertussis, measles, and chicken pox, are easily preventable through vaccination. That is why Kindergarten register requires your child to be up to date on their immunizations, and why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends immunizations for most individuals.
Not sure what you need? Visit www.utahcountyhealth.org/immunizations for links to school requirements as well as CDC recommendations for children, adolescents, and adults.