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Missoula Public Health to offer flu, COVID-19 booster clinics

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Sep 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-20 15:53:28-04

MISSOULA - There will additional options for Missoula County residents to receive their flu shots with Missoula Public Health and CareVan offering several clinics.

The pop-up clinics will also offer the new Fall 2022 COVID-19 boosters which protect against the currently circulating Omicron variants and older variants.

The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) notes that only COVID-19 boosters will be offered.

No pre-registration is needed to take part in the clinics.

People with insurance are encouraged to bring their insurance cards, although insurance is not necessary.

CareVan will cover any out-of-pocket costs for those without insurance, according to MCCHD.

Clinics will be hosted on the following dates and locations:

  • Sept. 22 – Bonner Elementary School: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 23 – Clinton Elementary School: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 29 – Seeley Swan High School: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 30 – Frenchtown Fire Station: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (WALK-IN)
  • Oct. 6 – Lolo Community Center: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (WALK-IN)
  • Oct. 13 – Elections Center in Missoula: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that during the 2019-2020 flu season, 38 million U.S. residents experienced flu, 400,000 people were hospitalized and 22,000 flu deaths occurred.

MCCHD noted in a press release that more than 1 million U.S. residents have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic and that the virus causes “significantly more deaths than the flu.”

Additional influence influenza and COVID-19 information can be found online on the MCCHD website.