MEDFORD, Ore.– Health officials have reported the flu season came earlier than usual this year. Flu shots have been hard to come by in the Rogue Valley, so one organization is giving away flu vaccines for free to children who other wise may not be able to get one.
Community Health Center in Medford is offering the vaccine to children 18 and under who are either uninsured or on the Oregon Health Plan.
“We would like anyone and everyone who may feel that cost is a barrier to receiving the vaccine to give us a call because we will offer it at no charge or bill the Oregon Health Plan,” said Chief Nursing Officer Ginger Scott.
There are four Community Health Center locations in Southern Oregon, including Ashland, Medford, White City and Butte Falls.