Adult Flu Shots
No out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries (Part B), members of Senior Care Plus or Hometown Health fully insured HMO & PPO plans.
Please bring your insurance card. The cost for all others is $28.
Pediatric Flu Shots
Pediatric flu shots are available by appointment only for children ages 6 months to 8 years old. Call 775-982-5433. Flu shots are available to children ages 9-17 with a parent present.
Pneumonia shots are for those who meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) criteria. No out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries (Part B) and Senior Care Plus members. The cost for all others is $75.
Community members are encouraged to check back on this web site or call 775-982-5757, select option 19, for information on flu vaccinations.
Do I have the flu or a cold?
The flu and the common cold have similar symptoms. It can be difficult to tell the difference between them. Your health care provider can give you a test within the first few days of your illness to determine whether or not you have the flu.
In general, the flu is worse than the common cold. Symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness, and cough are more common and intense with the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose.
What are the symptoms for the flu?
Flu symptoms include:
- A 100 degree or higher fever or feeling feverish (not everyone with the flu has a fever)
- A cough and/or sore throat
- A runny or stuffy nose
- Headaches and/or body aches
- Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (most common in children)
When should I seek emergency medical attention?
Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of the following:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Purple or blue discoloration of the lips
- Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
- Sudden dizziness
- Severe or persistent vomiting
- Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough