Healthy Halloween flu shots offered at Avon clinic today |

Healthy Halloween flu shots offered at Avon clinic today

Daily Staff Report
Avon, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado ” Costumed physicians and nurses will be discounted flu shots in Avon, Colorado today, from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Halloween special is $10 a shot.

Avon Urgent Care’s physicians and nurses started the Drive-Through Halloween Flu Shot Clinic in 1999 and since then have made it a healthy Halloween tradition. It’s not uncommon for patients to have their shot given to them by the likes of Florence Nightingale, a gorilla or even a witch.

“The scary thing is that approximately 60 million Americans will come down with the flu this winter,” says Dr. Larry Brooks, of Avon Urgent Care. “Our costumes and the shot aren’t nearly as frightening as that statistic.”

The chance of getting the flu is elevated if you live with people who are more vulnerable to health problems, such as the elderly and very young children.

“The Halloween Drive-Through really is the easiest way to get vaccinated,” Nurse Charlene Kirby says. “No appointment is necessary and we are here all day, including before and after work.”

Those visiting the Drive-Through Halloween Flu Shot Clinic should prepare by wearing short sleeves or a shirt that can be removed at the shoulder and have $10 cash or check. No credit cards will be accepted. Patients must be 18 or more years old.

Avon Urgent Care is a division of Vail Valley Medical Center and located in Avon’s Chapel Square, between Office Depot and City Market. For more information call (970)949-6100.

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