COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
As Missouri continues to see an increase in flu cases, the Columbia Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is holding vaccine clinics for those who need shots.
According to the Missouri Department of Health the most recent reportthere were more than 1,700 cases of flu reported between October 30 and November 5.
Public Health and Human Services will offer a vaccine comfort clinic for children ages 6 months to 18 years who are anxious about needles or the vaccination process.
The clinic will be at Public Health and Human Services at 1005 W Worley Street from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday and appointments are required.
The clinic will offer free vaccines against COVID-19 and flu. ID and health insurance will not be required.
The comfort clinic is sensor-friendly and will have additional comfort measures available to patients, including anxiety-reducing activities, private vaccination rooms and distraction tools.
Missouri also reported on 4300 cases of COVID in the last seven days, but Central Missouri still remains at a low community level.
The Columbia Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services will also hold a Monkey Pox Vaccination Clinic from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge at 4747 East Elk Park Drive.
The vaccine will be free and no insurance information or appointment will be required.
According to the CDCthere are currently 169 cases of MonkeyPox in Missouri.
If you missed the clinics on Saturday, Public Health and Human Services will be holding another Monkey Pox Vaccine Clinic on Wednesday, November 16 at the Arch & Column Pub and some Vaccine clinics against COVID-19 until December.
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