SEASIDE - Clatsop County Health and Human Services has more flu vaccine available to high-risk adults and children.
A walk-in clinic will be held in Seaside from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Bob Chisholm Community Center, 1225 Avenue A.
Flu shots will be available to Oregon residents who are at high-risk of serious complications from the flu and to children.
FluMist nasal spray will be available to healthy people 5 through 49 years old. The fee is $15.
Because of this special clinic, the county is canceling its usual walk-in clinic Monday afternoon in Astoria.
Clatsop County is following the most recent guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because of the national shortage of influenza vaccine.
To be eligible for a shot, individuals must meet the following high-risk criteria:
65 or older
Children 6 to 23 months old
Anyone age 2 through 64 with a chronic pulmonary or cardiovascular disorder, including asthma; chronic disease of the blood, kidneys or immune system, or diabetes that required medical follow-up or hospitalization in the past year;
Women who are or will be pregnant during flu season
A child or teen-ager receiving long-term aspirin therapy
Residence in a nursing home or other chronic-care facility
Health-care workers with direct patient care
Household contacts or out-of-house caretakers of children up to5 months old.
Cost is $20 for a flu shot. The county will bill Medicare, Medicaid and the Oregon Health Plan for those who present their insurance cards at the clinic.
Child flu vaccinations cost $15 and are available to children up to 18 who meet the criteria as being at high risk of serious complications from the flu.
Pneumonia vaccinations are available and recommended for anyone 65 years or older and for individuals age 2 through 65 who have chronic heart and lung problems, other chronic diseases or are immune-compromised. If a person received a first dose prior to age 65, a single revaccination at age 65 is given if five years or more have elapsed since the previous dose. Cost is $30.