Make an appointment to get your flu shot at Clay County Public Health Center - call 816-595-4355 today!
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications.
Flu cases typically begin to appear in October and November every year, with "flu season" lasting as late as May. Because so many illnesses like COVID-19, RSV and others also spread during this season, taking steps to prevent spreading germs is extremely important.
Some of the easiest ways to receive a flu shot are at a local pharmacy or with your primary care doctor. The cost of the influenza vaccine should be covered by most insurance policies.
Clay County Public Health Center also offers appointments for flu shots through our Immunization Services. For those that are uninsured or underinsured, CCPHC offers free vaccination for children through the Vaccines for Children program and for adults through the 317 program.