Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Prepares for 2017-18 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 Senior Director of Quality.
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.
Most YVFWC 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 $20. 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.
Valley Vista Medical Group
October 9 – 4-7 p.m.
October 16 – 4-7 p.m.
October 23 – 4-7 p.m.
October 30 – 4-7 p.m.
820 Memorial St., Ste 1, Prosser, WA 99350
Grandview Medical –Dental Clinic
October 17– 4-7 p.m.
October 19 – 4-7 p.m.
October 24 – 4-7 p.m.
October 26 – 4-7 p.m.
1000 Wallace Way, Grandview, WA 98930
Sunnyside Immediate Care
Oct. 18 – 4 to 7 p.m.
Oct. 25 – 4 to 7 p.m.
2680 Yakima Valley Hwy., Suite B
Toppenish Medical-Dental Clinic
Every Tuesday, beginning Oct. 17 – 5-7p.m.
510 West First Ave, Toppenish, WA 98948
Mid Valley Family Medicine
Every Wednesday, beginning Oct. 18 – 3-5 p.m.
620 West First Street, Wapato, WA 98951
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