Drive-thru flu shot clinic to be held in Spokane Valley

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by KREM.com

NWCN.com

Posted on September 20, 2010 at 9:44 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY -- Starting next month, people in Spokane County will be able to get flu-shots without getting out of their cars.

Saturday, October 2 the Spokane Regional Health District is holding its first drive-through flu shot clinic from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Spokane Valley YMCA.

The clinic will take vehicles with up to four people inside, all age 13 and older. Flu shots cost $10 each for adults age 19 and older. Flu shots for children, 6-months through 16-years-old, are free.

A walk-up clinic will also be at the same location, 2421 N. Discovery Place, for anyone with questions or who do not want to use the drive-through.

"We want flu shots in our community to be as accessible as possible so we can keep our residents healthy this flu season," said Dr. Joel McCullough, health officer, Spokane Regional Health District. "Many surrounding areas have successfully operated this type of drive-through for several years. Using their best practices, we’re hoping for the same positive outcomes.”

The Spokane Regional Health District will accept Medicaid and Medicare, and advise patients to bring their cards.

Individuals are also encouraged to fill out registration paperwork prior to arriving. The form can be found online at www.srhd.org/fluform.

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