Flu Cases Confirmed in Lincoln County; It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot
Information from Lincoln County Health Dept.
Although flu typically peaks in February or March in Oregon, cases of the flu have recently been confirmed in Lincoln County. Our local outbreak mirrors information being reported in other Oregon counties and across the United States.
Due to increasing public requests for flu vaccine and our commitment to protect Lincoln County residents from communicable diseases, the Lincoln County Public Health Division is scheduling an additional public drop-in flu clinics:
* Friday, January 18th from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Public Health Clinic at 36 SW Nye Street in Newport (between the post office and the library). No appointments are necessary. Flu shots are also available by appointment on Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Nye Street Clinic by calling 541-265-4112.
The CDC recommends that everyone aged 6 months or older get an annual flu shot. Flu shots provided by the Public Health Division are $30 for adults and $15 for children aged 6 months to 18 years (no child will be turned away because of inability to pay). Lincoln County Health and Human Services will bill most insurance companies. Patients must present their insurance card at the time of service.
Remember, it’s not too late to get a flu shot. Protect yourself, your family and our community. Come get a flu shot on Friday, January 18th. If you are unable to access our Public Health Clinic, please contact your primary care provider for an appointment or one of our community pharmacies below that can also provide you with the vaccine with no appointments necessary:
In Lincoln City: Safeway: M-F 10-1:15 and 2:15-7, Call for weekend times: 541-994-2500
Walgreens: Everyday – 9-1:30 and 2-9
Bi Mart: Everyday – 10-5, Call first: 541-614-1023
Rite Aid: Everyday during normal business hours. Call first: 541-994-6262
In Newport: Fred Meyer: M-F 9-7 (Call for weekend times – 541-574-41733)
Rite Aid: M-F 9-7 (Call for weekend times – 541-265-8596)
Please visit our website at http://www.lincolncountyhealth.com for more information, or call our flu information hotline at 541-265-0416.