Summit County to host flu vaccine clinics around the county this fall

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Summit County Health Department announced on October 6 that it will host several flu and bivalent COVID-19 vaccine clinics around the county starting October 11.

The vaccine clinics will be open from 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Coalville and Kamas Health Centers and from 8-11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m. at the Park City Instacare. You can find details about walk-ins and appointments here.

Depending on insurance, regular flu shots cost a baseline of $25 for adults and $10 for children six months to 18 years old. For those over 65 years old, high-dose flu shots are available for $64, and pneumonia vaccines are available for $125. The latest COVID-19 boosters are also available at these locations.

According to the CDC’s website, flu vaccines generally reduce flu illness by 40-60% annually among the overall population. Vaccine effectiveness generally varies depending on who is vaccinated and which type of influenza people contract, but are generally advised as they protect people from potentially life-threatening complications that can arise from influenza. Flu vaccination also helps keep people who contract the flu out of hospitals, which is especially important as COVID-19 hospitalization remains a problem for hospitals across the country.

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