Walk in Flu Clinics will begin October 7 and go through November 25 (excluding holidays). They will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am-12 and 1-5pm. Just walk in during those times and be sure to bring your insurance information. The cost of the flu vaccine is $41.00 or $74.00 for the high dose flu for 65 years and older.
We will be giving flu shots in Belgrade on Tuesday October 15th at the Special Event Center 220 Spooner Road from 7-9am and again from 3-5pm.
For your convenience, click on the FLU Consent Form below, fill it out and bring it with you to our clinic. (Make sure to read the privacy notice and vaccine information statement also below).
We will have pediatric, adult and high dose flu vaccination for people 65 or older.
There are many flu viruses and they are constantly changing. The composition of U.S. flu vaccines is reviewed annually and updated to match circulating flu viruses. Flu vaccines protect against the three or four viruses that research suggest will be most common. For 2019-2020 flu season, three-component vaccines are recommended to contain:
- A/Brisbane/02/2018 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus (updated)
- A/Kansas/14/2017 (H3N2)-like virus (updated)
- B/Colorado/06/2017-like (Victoria lineage) virus
- Quadrivalent (four-component) vaccines, which protect against a second lineage of B viruses, are recommended to contain: the three recommended viruses above, plus B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (Yamagata lineage) virus.
- Regular and pediatric quadrivalent, $41.00
- High dose flu for 65+ (this has three strains, not four), $74.00
- We carry Fluarix (GSK) and Fluzone (Sanofi)
- We bill insurance for adults and children, so bring your insurance information with you.
- If your child is non-insured, they qualify for the VFC Program through the age of 18.
Call us for more details at 406 582-3100
Influenza is a contagious disease. Caused by the influenza virus, it is most often spread through coughing, sneezing, and nasal secretions. Although most people are only sick for a few days to a week, young children, older adults (over 65), pregnant women, and those with certain health problems and weaker immune systems are more likely to get really sick, sometimes resulting in high fevers and pneumonia, as well as seizures and diarrhea in young children. Every year thousands of people die from influenza, and many more are hospitalized.
The flu shot can help protect you and your family from getting sick and missing school and work. But it can also protect the health of the community, by limiting the spread of influenza to those who are the most susceptible to becoming very ill.
Although most cases occur in January and February, influenza season is technically between September and May. It’s best to get the flu shot as soon as it’s available in order to protect you and your family for the entire season.
Everyone over the age of six months, especially those who are in close contact with infants under six months of age, those who work in healthcare, and those who are around or are included in high-risk populations, which includes young children, older adults (over 65), pregnant women, and those with certain health problems and weaker immune systems.