HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (Sept 27, 2023) – In order to prepare for the annual flu season, the Monument Health Hot Springs Clinic on state Highway 71 will hold three flu vaccine clinics in the month of October.
Clinic times are on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Those interested can schedule an appointment by calling 605-745-8050.
If your insurance doesn’t cover the cost of an annual influenza vaccine, Monument Health offers $40 flu shots. If you are unable to make the dates of the flu vaccine clinics, all of the Monument Health Primary Care Clinics throughout the Black Hills administer flu vaccines.
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 vaccine around late September to early October, ahead of the typical flu season from December through March, but getting an annual flu vaccine is beneficial any time of year. And when available, it is safe to get your COVID-19 vaccine at the same time.
About Monument Health
Headquartered in Rapid City, S.D., Monument Health is a community-based health care system with a mission to make a difference, every day. The system offers care in 31 medical specialties and serves 14 communities across western South Dakota and in eastern Wyoming. With over 5,000 physicians and caregivers, Monument Health is composed of 5 hospitals and 38 medical clinics and specialty centers. Monument Health is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.