Flu Shots and Updated COVID-19 Boosters Available Now at JCHC
September, October, and November bring a changing of the seasons … and new versions of available vaccines. JCHC is now offering updated COVID-19 boosters and annual flu shots.
The annual influenza vaccination is recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for all people age 6 months or older. Each year, the vaccine is formulated to protect against what healthcare professionals anticipate being the most common strains of the influenza virus.
JCHC Clinics is hosting flu shot clinics on the following dates:
- Thursday, October 6 | 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 11 | 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, October 22 | 8:00 a.m. – noon
- Wednesday, October 26 | 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, November 5 | 8:00 a.m. – noon
Patients should make an appointment for our flu clinics by calling 641-472-4156. If these times don’t work in your schedule, you can also make an appointment during regular clinic hours.
New COVID-19 Booster
Recently authorized by the CDC and Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the new COVID-19 booster has been updated to better protect against variants of the virus, including Omicron BA.4 and BA.5. It is commonly called a “bivalent” vaccine because it also contains the original vaccine, which lengthens protection against earlier strains of the virus.
The new, bivalent vaccine booster is available now and recommended for adults and children age 12 and up who have completed their initial vaccination series. Individuals should wait sixty (60) days since their last COVID-19 shot to receive the updated booster, or ninety (90) days since a COVID-19 infection. Contact JCHC Clinics to schedule your vaccination at 641-472-4156.
Patients can get both vaccines during the same visit. If you wish to receive your COVID booster and annual flu shot at the same time, let us know when making your appointment.
For questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 641-472-4156.