Free flu vaccinations available in Riggins, McCall for adults who do not have health Insurance

— Everyone 18 and older, who does not have health insurance, is eligible to receive a free flu vaccination from St. Luke’s at the following locations and dates:

*In Riggins, 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, St. Luke’s Clinic – Salmon River Family Medicine, 214 N. Main Street, Riggins.

*In McCall, 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, and Thursday, Oct. 22, St. Luke’s Clinic – Payette Lakes Family Medicine, 211 Forest Street, 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, and Wednesday, Oct. 28, Heartland Hunger Resource Center, 556 Deinhard Lane (behind the Valley County Annex).

The clinics are walk-in only, no appointment necessary. Those who have health insurance should make an appointment at a local St. Luke’s clinic or contact your pharmacy to receive your flu shot.

The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone age 6 months and older receive the vaccine. Young children, pregnant women, people older than 65, and those with chronic health conditions are at highest risk of flu complications; however, anyone can get the flu.

This free opportunity is made possible by the Community Medical Fund and St. Luke’s Clinics, not-for-profit organizations. The Community Medical Fund provides financial support for those needing care that don’t have insurance and don’t qualify for Medicaid or Medicare, including medical, dental, and mental health. The Community Medical Fund receives the majority of its funding from the St. Luke’s McCall Auxiliary Community Grant Program.

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