Snohomish County citizens can avoid the misery of flu this year by rolling up their sleeves for shots. This year’s vaccine is available at medical providers and pharmacies throughout the county and will protect against three kinds of influenza virus that make people sick.
The Vaccine For Children program has vaccine for children aged 6 months through 18 years. FluMist nasal spray is available for children aged 2-18 years who are healthy and not pregnant. Vaccine also is widely available at private providers’ offices, pharmacies and other community locations listed at www.getaflushot.com and www.flu.gov/individualfamily/vaccination/locator.html.
The cost for an adult flu shot at the Snohomish Health District is $30. A flu shot for a child costs $15. The Health District accepts payment by cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Provider One coupons and Medicare for clients whose primary insurance is not with an HMO. Clients may apply for a reduced fee, based on income and household size.
The Snohomish Health District’s Everett Immunization Clinic is located in Suite 108 at 3020 Rucker Ave. Call 425-339-5220 for an appointment from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.