Cherokee Nation hosts free flu vaccine clinics

October 7, 2019

Sandra Shomo, a Cherokee Nation Public Health nurse, administers the flu vaccine during a community health clinic.Sandra Shomo, a Cherokee Nation Public Health nurse, administers the flu vaccine during a community health clinic.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital is offering free flu vaccinations at its Community Health Clinic.

From October 21 through November 1, anyone aged 3 and older can get a flu vaccine for free. The Health Clinic will be located in the W.W. Hastings Hospital main entrance from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

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

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

For more information, contact Randi Duncan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .