Richland County Health
Department (RCHD) will hold a mass flu shot clinic at the MSU Extension Service
Building in conjunction with Sidney Health Center (SHC) providing an onsite
wellness clinic. This will take place on Thursday October 1st, from 10 am to 6:00 pm. Medicaid,
Medicare & Healthy MT Kids (along
with some insurances) will be billed for those who bring their cards, otherwise cash or checks accepted. The
cost of the flu vaccine will vary from $32 to $55 depending on the age &
type of vaccine given.
Everyone is encouraged to get a yearly
flu vaccination which is the best way to prevent influenza illness and its
severe complications. The Richland County Health Department will have vaccine
available for ages 6 months old through adult (99+years) at the mass clinic. No
appointment is needed during the clinic.
Influenza vaccinations are available
from September through April. RCHD would like to encourage all employers to
send their employees to be vaccinated. Having illness from the flu can lead to
lost work time for businesses. Groups may
be billed -- make arrangements ahead of time by calling the health department.
Staff from SHC will be
offering various wellness screenings. Please take advantage of these to learn
more about your health status. Blood pressure, blood sugar, and oxygen level
checks will be done onsite. Participants can take advantage of sleep apnea risk
screening and sign up for birthday month blood draw. A lab draw for Hemoglobin
A1C will be available at the cost of $30 but the other screenings are FREE. A
staff person from the Sidney Eye Care Center will be onsite to offer Glaucoma Tests
and White Drug will have a representative present to answer questions on Zostavax
This day is dedicated
to helping county residents be proactive by being vaccinated against influenza
and participating in wellness screenings leading to a healthier future.
All are invited to the
MSU Extension Service Building located at
1499 N Central Ave. in Sidney on October 1st for
the Flu Shot and Wellness Clinic from 10am to 6pm. There will be plenty of
staff available to reduce wait time for vaccinations.
The form can be found on the Richland County Health
Department Facebook page, www.Richland.org, and on www.Sidneyhealth.org to be
filled out in advance for the clinic. Call RCHD at 433-2207 regarding vaccinations
and call SHC at 488-2101 regarding wellness clinic.v