Boone County Family Medicine (BCFM) in Boone and Ogden are offering flu shots for their established patients. Flu Clinics at BCFM, 333 West Walnut, Street, Ogden, will be held October 19, 8 to 11 a.m. Call 275-2417 for an appointment. Flu Clinics at BCFM, 1115 S. Marshall, Boone, will be held October 18 and 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and November 3, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Call 432-2335 for an appointment.
Please wear a short sleeve shirt. Cost for the vaccine is $30; the flu mist is $44. Insurance will be filed.
Children under the age of 9 who did not receive the vaccine last year or who have an unknown vaccine history will need two doses of the flu vaccine, a minimum of four weeks a part.
Influenza is a virus that infects the nose, throat, windpipe and lungs. The virus is highly contagious and is spread from one person to another by coughing, sneezing or talking. Influenza infections occur between October and April each year. Typical symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, muscle aches, congestion, cough, runny nose and difficulty breathing.
Influenza vaccines are safe. The vaccine is recommended for all persons, including school-age children who want to reduce their risk of becoming ill with influenza or spreading it to others, especially infants less than six months of age who cannot receive the vaccine.
For more information on dosing for individuals 6 months through 8 years, click here.