Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Prepares for 2016-17 Flu Season
Flu season is here, and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) providers are urging everyone to get their flu shot now.
“Now is the ideal time to get your flu shot,” says Lori Kelley, YVFWC Infection Preventionist.
Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection. Getting the vaccine now is recommended.
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic medical sites throughout the Yakima Valley are now offering flu shot clinics, where patients and community members can drop by without an appointment and get their flu shot for $25. Flu vaccinations are encouraged for everyone ages 6 months and older, you do not have to be a patient of the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic to take advantage of the flu clinic hours.
Below is a list of the dates, times and locations of flu shot clinics.
Grandview Medical –Dental Clinic
October 6 – 4-7 p.m.
October 13 – 4-7 p.m.
1000 Wallace Way, Grandview, WA 98930
Toppenish Medical-Dental Clinic
Every Wednesday, beginning Oct. 5 – 5-7p.m.
510 West First Ave, Toppenish, WA 98948
Valley Vista Medical Group
September 28 – 4-7 p.m.
October 5 – 4-7 p.m.
October 12 – 4-7 p.m.
October 19 – 4-7 p.m.
820 Memorial St., Ste 1, Prosser, WA 99350
Mid Valley Family Medicine
Every Thursday, beginning Oct. 6 – 3-5 p.m.
620 West First Street, Wapato, WA 98951
Sunnyside Immediate Care
October 4 – 4-7 p.m.
October 11 – 4-7 p.m.
2680 Yakima Valley Highway, Ste. B, Sunnyside WA 98944
Kelley would like to remind patients; however, if you get the flu shot at a location that is not the clinic you regularly visit, you should be sure your primary care provider gets a copy of the information for your medical records.
About Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic: The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides comprehensive medical, dental, and social services for more than 141,000 people throughout the Pacific Northwest. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic employs 1,390 full-time staff and more than 600 part-time staff, medical residents, dental residents, students and volunteers. Facilities: 19 medical clinics, 10 dental clinics, 57 programs. Locations: Washington State clinics are located in Grandview, Prosser, Pasco, Spokane, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Yakima, Walla Walla and Wapato. In Oregon, clinics are located in Hermiston, Portland, Salem and Woodburn. Visit: www.yvfwc.com