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The walk-in clinic will be held Wednesday from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Deschutes County Health Services Building on N-E Courtney off of 27th.

 

Heather Kaisner, the Immunization Director for the county, tells us who should get the shot.

 

"So really anyone who is 50 years or older and wants to protect themselves against shingles.  As far as our clinic goes, anybody without health insurance or whose health insurance doesn't cover the shingles vaccine."

 

Kaisner advises people to check if their insurance covers the shingles vaccine.  People with Medicare Part D are not eligible.

 

The vaccine will cost $22 dollars, but normally it would cost aound $150 dollars without insurance.

 

Shingles is a viral infection that comes from the same virus that causes chickenpox.  It causes a painful rash and the older the person, the greater the odds of getting it.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.