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CCHD's Emergency Preparedness Program plans for all types of emergency situations that could affect the public's health. One of these emergency situations is a disease epidemic. The best way to prevent the spread of communicable disease, and stop an outbreak before it starts, is to get vaccinated.

Staff from various divisions of CCHD, and partner agencies such as the Great Falls Clinic, hold community flu shot clinics each year to practice emergency response plans and to help protect the community from influenza. Staff working these clinics are trained in their roles, specifically the immunization staff that receive extensive training in vaccine storage and giving vaccinations safely. Individuals receiving their flu shot at CCHD or one of the Community Flu Shot Clinics can feel comfortable knowing that they are receiving the best care possible. In addition, the Community Flu Shot clinics are timed perfectly to help ensure protection against the flu throughout the season, including peak months.

6th Annual Drive Through Flu Shot Clinic

Tuesday, September 24
10am - 2pm
MT ExpoPark - follow signs/traffic control
Adults Only

9th Annual Walk In Flu Shot Clinic

Tuesday, October 1
12pm - 5pm
MT ExpoPark - Exhibition Hall
Ages 6 Months+

COST: Adults - $25
Children - $15
NO COST with Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid or HMK (CHIP)
Cash, Check, Credit Cards and Insurance Accepted

To learn more, visit http://www.cchdmt.org.

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FAQs

Why should I get vaccinated?

The flu is a serious contagious disease. It can be spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions. By getting vaccinated, you can avoid missing work or school and are helping to protect others from the flu.

Who should get vaccinated?

Everyone! Vaccination is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and up. It is especially important for certain populations:

*If you are pregnant, a doctor's note is required to be vaccinated at one of CCHD's clinics

I had a flu shot last year. Do I need one this year as well?

Yes! Strains of flu are always changing, and this year's vaccine is the best way to protect against the flu this season.

I got sick after getting the flu vaccine before. Will getting vaccinated make me sick?

No. The flu shot contains a dead virus. You may experience some mild side effects, but you will NOT get the flu. If you previously got the flu after receiving the vaccine, you were most likely exposed to the virus before being vaccinated. Immunity is built within two weeks of getting vaccinated.

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