Tahoe Forest offering flu shots; NV Co. offering free shots on Monday

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Seasonal flu (influenza) vaccines, as well as Pneumovax (pneumococcal vaccine) and Zostavax (shingles vaccine), are now available at Tahoe Forest Hospital’s pharmacy in Truckee, at 10956 Donner Pass Road.

No physician prescription is required for the flu vaccine or pneumococcal vaccine, according to Tahoe Forest. Vaccines are available with no appointment.

Vaccinations are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10-4 on Saturday.

Vaccine pricing for flu shots $30 for cash, although pay is subject to change, according to Tahoe Forest.

“Eligible patients with Medicare B and most insurance covers the cost of the flu shot and result in either a copay or no charge,” officials said. “However, Tahoe Forest Pharmacy cannot guarantee your cost until it processes the prescription through your insurance for authorization.”

Pneumovax (pneumococcal vaccine) and Zostavax (shingles vaccine) are also available upon request. A prescription is required for Zostavax for people younger than 60 years old.

Residents are asked to speak with the pharmacy for current prices on vaccines. For information, call 530-587-7607.

Free Flu Shots Monday

The Nevada County Public Health Department is coordinating free flu shot days in Truckee this fall/winter, the first of which is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Truckee health department office at 10075 Levon Ave.

According to a news release, free flu shots will be available for adults and children ages 6 months and up; no Flumist Nasal Spray flu vaccine will be available this year.

Residents are asked to use the west entrance and follow signs up the stairs. Please wear clothing that allows access to your upper arms.

Free flu shot days are also scheduled for Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. For more information, call 530-265-7265.

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