Kay County Health Department offering free flu shots

Ponca City Now - October 3, 2019 1:50 pm

Beginning next week, the Kay County Health Department will provide flu shots at no out-of-pocket cost to recipients, regardless of insurance coverage.

Those with insurance coverage are asked to bring their insurance card when coming for their flu shot.

The Centers for Disease Control recommend annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months of age or older. When more people are vaccinated against the flu, there is less opportunity for flu to spread in families, schools, and communities.

The flu vaccine is formulated each year to keep up with flu viruses as they change. A yearly flu shot is needed because a person’s immune protection decreases and the vaccine may be updated from the previous year. An annual vaccination provides the best protection against the flu through the entire flu season.

Kay County Health Department will offer flu shots at both county locations as follows:

  • Kay County Health Department – Ponca City
    433 Fairview Ave.
    Ponca City OK 74601
    Walk-in flu shots, beginning Oct. 7:
    Mondays – Thursdays 8 to 11 a.m. and  1 to 4 p.m.
    Fridays 8 to 11 a.m.
  • Kay County Health Department – Blackwell
    1706 S. Main Street
    Blackwell OK 74631
    Flu shots will be offered by appointment. Please call to schedule (580) 363-5520

For more information or special accommodations, please contact the Kay County Health Department – Ponca City at (580) 762-1641, or the Kay County Health Department – Blackwell at (580) 363-5520.

 

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