TCHD to offer flu vaccine beginning next week

JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton County Health Department (TCHD) officials are strongly encouraging individuals in the community to get a flu vaccine.

TCHD will offer both COVID and Flu vaccines at their ongoing clinic site, Wednesday through Saturday, beginning Sept. 22. If individuals are interested in receiving both vaccines, they are able to do so at the same appointment. Appointments will be open starting Monday, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever and will help protect yourself, your family, and your community. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems as they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and will save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients.

Flu shot appointments can be made online here.

TCHD will have a mercury and preservative free quadrivalent vaccine, which provides protection against four strains of the flu virus.
Individuals ages 65+ years are eligible to receive a high dose influenza vaccine, which is also a mercury and preservative free quadrivalent vaccine and will be available at our ongoing clinic.

Additionally, on Friday, Oct. 1, TCHD will host a flu clinic at the Senior Center of Jackson Hole from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This clinic will have an adequate supply of high dose vaccines for the number of appointments available. Appointments for the Senior Center clinic will be required and can be made here. Please call the Call Center  with questions or if assistance is needed in making an appointment.

In addition to the TCHD, other area pharmacies have flu vaccines available now. Vaccines will also be readily available at St. John’s Health offices, in addition to independent providers around town. For more information or further questions, visit our website or call the hotline at 307-732-8628.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter who recently made Jackson home. Born and raised in Connecticut, she enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. She is most passionate about delivering and pursuing stories that directly impact the lives of individuals in the community. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.

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