Fight the flu with an influenza vaccine shot

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By The Staff

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for the first time that everyone older  than 6 months get their flu vaccine to prevent the disease from spreading.
There are numerous locations in Los Alamos to get the vaccine.
The Public Health Office, located at 3917 West Los Alamos, provides free flu shots, which are available by appointment. Currently, the office has 700 doses of the vaccine. To make an appointment, call 662-4038.
Free flu shots can also be obtained during the Los Alamos Heart Council’s 25th annual Health Fair, which will be from 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 23 at the Los Alamos High School’s Griffith Gymnasium. Los Alamos Medical Center provides the flu shots and 1,000 doses will be available.
Smith’s Food and Drug, located at 536 Central Ave. in Los Alamos and at 31 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock are offering flu shots. The fee is $25 unless insured. Walk-ins are welcomed.
Los Alamos Urgent Care is also providing flu shots this flu season.
Urgent Care, which is located at 1460 Trinity Drive, will give out the vaccine for $25 until the supply runs out.
Dr. Robert McClees of Urgent Care recommends people get vaccinated from the flu.
“One of the main reasons is to protect others from getting sick … and also to protect yourself as well,” he said.

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