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Getting a Flu Vaccine is More Important Than Ever in 2020

11th November, 2020 | Published by Saltzer Health

Saltzer Health

The CDC believes it’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both be spreading this year. In this context, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. CDC recommends that all people 6 months and older get a yearly flu vaccine prior to the flu season.

For the upcoming flu season, a flu vaccination is important to reduce flu because it can:

  • Reduce the number of respiratory illnesses in our population
  • Lessen the resulting burden on the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Keep individuals from getting sick with flu, reduce the severity of the illness if you do get flu and reduce the risk of a flu-associated hospitalization.
  • Reduce the risk of potential co-infections with both Flu and COVID-19

Saltzer Health Flu Vaccine Locations

Urgent Care clinics

Walk-in flu shots are offered daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. No appointment is necessary.

  • South Meridian, 2840 S. Meridian Road. Open 8 am – 8 pm. Seven days a week.
  • Caldwell512 E. Elm St, Caldwell, ID 83605 (near 10th & Logan). Open 8 am – 8 pm. Seven days a week.
  • South Nampa, 215 E. Hawaii Ave., Nampa ID 83686. Open 8 am – 8 pm, Seven Days a Week. 
  • North Nampa, 9850 W. St. Luke’s Drive, Nampa, ID 83687. Open 8 am – 8 pm, Seven Days a Week. 

Primary Care Clinics

  • Flu vaccines are offered by appointment at your primary care physician’s clinic (family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine)
  • To schedule a flu shot with your primary care physician, please call 208.463.3000