NEVADA, IOWA – Story Medical Clinic in Nevada is hosting walk-in flu shot clinics during October. The clinics, hosted in the clinic at 640 S. 19th Street in Nevada, are available from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays. The cost of the shot is $32 if it is not covered by insurance.
For millions of people every season, the flu can mean a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, fatigue, and miserable days spent in bed. However, flu also causes hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and thousands or sometimes tens of thousands of deaths.
The flu vaccine has a lock track record of success in preventing the flu. While how well the vaccine works varies from year to year, the benefits from vaccination are well documented. Studies show that flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, office visits, missed work and school, and flu-related hospitalizations. The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. Those falling in high-risk categories include young children, pregnant women, people 65 and older, and people with certain medical conditions, like asthma, diabetes or heart disease.
Flu season typically peaks between December and February, but significant activity can occur earlier than that.
In addition to the walk-in clinics, appointments are available Monday through Saturday in Nevada and Monday through Friday in Maxwell. For more information or to schedule an appointment call the Nevada Clinic at (515) 382-5413 or the Maxwell Clinic at (515) 387-8815.
About Story Medical
For 60 years, Story County Medical Center, Story Medical Clinics and Story Medical Senior Care have been the trusted providers of high-quality, local healthcare services for the residents of Story County. Their modern South Campus creates a healing environment that matches the personalized care and clinical expertise of its medical staff. Visit www.StoryMedical.org for more information.