Health District to begin offering flu shots

Shots are compatible with Covid-19 vaccines
A doctor gives a flu vaccination in the shoulder of a female patient.
Flu shot Photo credit Natalia Riabchenko/Getty Images

Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - Lost in all the Covid-19 news is the fact that flu season is fast approaching.

Beginning Tuesday the Southern Nevada Health District will offer flu vaccine at its public health centers. Walk-in clients are accepted at the Health District’s 280 S. Decatur Blvd. immunization clinic, but appointments are required at its other public health centers. To make an appointment, call (702) 759-0850.

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Flu vaccines can be administered at the same time as COVID-19 vaccines or other immunizations.

While 2020-21 flu season was mild - the Health District reported six flu deaths and 50 hospitalizations - likely due to COVID-19 mitigation measures such as mask wearing, increased participation in remote work and school, and social distancing, the SNHD says it’s possible the 2021-22 influenza season could be more active since many of these activities have been eased as businesses and schools are reopened.

In the 2019-20 flu season, Clark County recorded 54 deaths and 1,398 hospitalizations.

The Health District is offering flu shots at its clinics.

·         Main Public Health Center, 280 S. Decatur Blvd.

Walk-ins accepted. Monday — Friday, 8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

·         East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 570 N. Nellis Blvd., Ste.E12

By appointment only. Monday — Friday, 8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

·         Henderson Public Health Center, 220. E. Horizon Dr., Stes. A&C, Henderson

By appointment only, Monday — Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

·         Mesquite Public Health Center/Jimmie Hughes Campus, 150 N. Yucca St., Stes. 3&4, Mesquite

By appointment only. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. Closed noon — 1 p.m.