Cherokee Nation hosts free flu vaccine clinics

October 3, 2018

Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden receives his flu vaccination from Randi Duncan, occupational health nurse at W.W. Hastings Hospital.Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden receives his flu vaccination from Randi Duncan, occupational health nurse at W.W. Hastings Hospital.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation Health Services is offering free flu vaccinations for Cherokee Nation citizens and their families, including non-Native family members living in the household.

Tribal health officials have dozens of vaccination clinics scheduled in October and November at community buildings, local businesses, churches, town halls and health centers throughout the tribe’s 14-county area. For the complete Cherokee Nation flu vaccination schedule, visit https://bit.ly/2P9hp7I.

The flu season typically runs September to March, but each year it peaks during different months. This year the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging early flu shots.

Vaccination clinic dates and locations are subject to change. Check the link above for updates or changes to vaccination schedule.