Flu Shots

Get the Flu Shot, Not the Flu

Healthcare experts from Renown Health provide flu shots and pneumonia shots to the public at a variety of locations throughout the Truckee Meadows from late September through early December each year.

See Flu Shot Schedule

Flu shots are offered:

  • At no out-of-pocket cost to Medicare beneficiaries (Part B), members of Senior Care Plus or Hometown Health fully insured HMO and PPO plans.

  • All other persons can receive flu shots for $30 and pneumonia shots for $80 (for those individuals meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirements).
  • Flu shots are available to children ages 9-17 with a parent present. Kids ages 6 months to 8 years old can receive a flu shot by appointment only, call 775-982-5433.


How do I know if 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 healthcare 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.

Renown Health flu-picture

What are the symptoms of 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
    • Chills
    • Fatigue
    • 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
    • Confusion
    • Severe or persistent vomiting
    • Seizures
    • Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough

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