More opportunities have been added to get vaccinated to protect yourself and those around you from the flu. Free flu shots will be available to the general public at the following venues and times in South Snohomish County:
- Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lynnwood Recreation Center, 18900 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood.
- Monday, Jan. 13 from 2-6 p.m. at Lynnwood High School, 18218 North Road, Bothell.
- Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 2-6 p.m. at Edmonds-Woodway High School, 7600 212th Street SW, Edmonds.
- Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 2-6 p.m. at Meadowdale High School, 6002 168th Street SW, Lynnwood.
- Thursday, Jan. 16 from 2-6 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801 44th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace.
- Saturday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th Street SW, Lynnwood.
Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA), with support from the Verdant Health Commission, will offer uninsured and underinsured community members with the opportunity to receive a no-cost seasonal influenza vaccine.
Individuals with insurance coverage are welcome as well, and in those instances, SVNA will bill insurance plans directly with no out-of-pocket cost to the recipient.
With the first death from the flu in Snohomish County reported this week and the illness continuing to spread, it is important for everyone to be protected. So far in 2013-14, the most common virus is H1N1, otherwise known as swine flu, and swine flu is more likely to hit young adults and children than people older than 65, according to the Snohomish Health District. The good news is the H1N1 virus is part of the current vaccine. So unlike the swine flu epidemic in 2009, people can protect themselves this year.
There are additional flu shot clinics taking place in Everett on Jan. 10 and 11. Learn more about these opportunities at www.snohd.org.
To learn more about the Lynnwood clinics, contact SVNA at (425) 967-3080 or visit www.seattlevna.com.