HOT SPRINGS, SD (Sept. 30, 2022) – In order to prepare for the annual flu season, the Monument Health Hot Springs Clinic on state Highway 71 will hold two flu shot clinics in the month of October.
Clinic times are on Friday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Those interested may walk in or schedule an appointment.
If your insurance doesn’t cover the cost of an annual influenza vaccine, Monument Health offers $25 flu shots. If you are unable to make the dates of the flu shot clinics, all of the Primary Care Clinics throughout the Black Hills administer flu shots.
Yearly influenza vaccinations are the best way to reduce the risk of catching seasonal flu or developing potentially serious complications from catching it. After receiving the vaccine, people typically need two weeks to develop a protective response to the influenza virus. Monument Health recommends getting the annual shot around late September to early October, ahead of the typical flu season from December through March, but getting an annual flu shot is beneficial any time of year.
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