Additional dates have been announced for free flu clinics in Lynnwood and South Snohomish County .
Free flu shots will be available on the following dates and times:
- 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 with support from the Verdant Health Commission will offer uninsured and underinsured residents the opportunity to receive a no-cost seasonal influenza (and Tdap when requested) immunization.
Individuals with insurance coverage are welcome as well, and in those instances, Seattle Visiting Nurse Association 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 is an additional flu shot clinics taking place in Everett on Jan. 11. Learn more about this opportunity at www.snohd.org.
To learn more about the South Snohomish clinics, contact Seattle Visiting Nurse Association at 425-967-3080 or visit www.seattlevna.com.