MONTROSE, COLO.–Stop the flu bug! Join Montrose County, Montrose Regional Health, and partners on Wednesday, Oct. 18 for the annual free drive-through flu shot clinic. This year's clinic will be held from 3-7pm at the following clinic locations: the Montrose County Event Center (1036 North 7th Street, Montrose), Olathe Sweet Corn Park (59618 US-50, Olathe), and the Basin Clinic (421 Adams Street, Naturita). All locations will have regular dose flu shots for people over six months of age and high-dose flu shots for seniors 65 years of age of older. The flu shots are free of charge and no appointment is required.
"The flu shot is an easy way for protection throughout the whole flu season. While some people may think of flu as a quick cold, it can have more serious complications for both young and old," said Lisa Gallegos, EPR and Communicable Disease Coordinator. "This shot doesn't only just protect yourself, but offers protection from spreading influenza to friends, family members, and immunocompromised community members."
"Getting a flu shot from the convenience of your car is the quickest and easiest way to make sure you are protected this year," said Scott Hawkins, Montrose County Emergency Manager. "We are proud to once again bring back high-dose flu shots for people 65 year old and older, who often have the highest risks of flu complications."
Participants may stay in their vehicles for the duration of the process or utilize the walk-up depending on the number and age of people in the vehicle. Upon arrival, all participants must sign a consent form. Vehicles attending the Montrose County Event Center location must enter through the right-hand turn lane off the San Juan Bypass. Volunteers include staff from Montrose County, the City of Montrose, Montrose Regional Health, Town of Olathe, Montrose Fire Protection District, River Valley Family Health Center, Basin Clinic, Montrose County Sheriff’s Office, Pediatric Associates, Montrose Police Department, and the Montrose County Sheriff’s Posse.
Shots are available while supplies last. For more information please visit www.montrosefluclinic.com.