Lubbock pharmacies, clinics still offering flu vaccines - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock pharmacies, clinics still offering flu vaccines

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The flu virus comes on suddenly and strong, but, with February right around the corner, many think they're out of the woods if they haven't caught the bug. However, doctors say that couldn't be further from the truth.

Nationally, 13 states are reporting high flu activity and Texas is one of them. In Lubbock, walk-in clinics are seeing a large number of patients with influenza. Even though the flu season will soon be over, doctors say it's not too late to get the flu vaccine. Dozens of pharmacies and clinics across Lubbock offer them at various prices.

Here's a link to pharmacies in Lubbock that offer up the flu vaccination: http://flushot.healthmap.org/?address=79423.

The city of Lubbock also offers flu vaccines during many of their immunization clinics. For more information on that: http://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/health-department/immunization-clinic

Covenant and UMC both have walk-in clinics that also offer the flu vaccine. The costs range from $25 to $40, but if you have insurance it could be much cheaper or even free.

Michelle Houghton, a Nurse Practitioner with Covenant, says prevention is also key.

To keep germs from spreading wash your hands regularly, cover your coughs and sneezes and stay home if you are sick.

"Washing your hands, that's the big one. Everybody talks about coughing into your sleeve. Getting your flu vaccine is truly the best thing that you can do," Houghton said.

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