Receive Vaccinations and Assist Emergency Responders
Today, Saturday, November 3 there will be an event hosted by the Lake County Public Health Agency (LCPHA), in cooperation with the Lake County Office of Emergency Management (LCOEM) which will provide residents with the opportunity to receive vaccinations. In addition, this event will provide local health and emergency officials with a disaster response training opportunity to prepare in the event of a possible contagious disease situation in Lake County.
Today, local public health officials will be offering the TDAP (covering Tetanus, Diptheria & Pertussis) & Flu vaccinations from 9 a.m. – to noon at the Lake County Search and Rescue Bldg., 700 E. 10th Street in Leadville. The public is highly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and to be prepared for the flu season and the current TDAP epidemic.
Flu vaccines will be provided for children 6 months thru adult. You will access this building from 11th street, and drive thru so no one needs to get out of the car. Children should have their legs easily available, adults their arms. Please, no pets in the vehicle.
- Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield & Rocky Mountain Health Plans are accepted with insurance cards.
- Children up to age 18 without insurance or underinsured will be given free
- Adults uninsured or with other plans the cost is $25.00 (cash, check, or credit card)
TDAP (covering Tetanus, Diptheria & Pertussis) will be available at no charge for adults 19 and older and who are not current on their Pertussis (whopping cough) vaccination. The state has seen over 1,000 cases of Pertussis this year. This is a contagious disease and the best prevention is the vaccination.
“One hallmark of influenza viruses is that they are constantly changing,” as reported via the LCOEM Facebook page. “If a non-human (novel) influenza virus gains the ability for efficient and sustained human-to-human transmission and spreads globally, an influenza pandemic occurs.”
If you have additional questions regarding these vaccinations please contact the Lake County Public Health Agency at (719) 486-2413.