SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. ? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated vaccinations for influenza prevent tens of thousands of hospitalizations each year. Regional West wants to help protect our community from the flu virus by offering multiple, convenient vaccine options.

Regional West’s annual drive-thru (high-dose) flu shot clinic for Medicare patients 65 years of age and older is set for Saturday, Oct. 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Regional West Medical Plaza South. Participants should wear clothing with short sleeves, and bring their Medicare Part B card.

Regional West Physicians Clinic-Pediatrics will offer a flu shot clinic for children six months of age and older on Oct. 11, 12, and 13 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Regional West Medical Plaza South. To schedule your child’s appointment, call the Pediatrics clinic at 308-630-1811.

Regional West Physicians Clinic-Family Medicine clinics also offer flu shots. Call the location nearest you to schedule an appointment: Gering, 308-436-2101; Morrill, 308-247-3475; or Scottsbluff, 308-630-2100. You can also visit the Regional West Facebook page for walk-in flu shot clinic information.

All insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid are accepted at the clinics.