TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The Cherokee Nation is offering free flu vaccines to citizens from tribal nations, as well as the general public.
Cherokee health officials said they're offering the free shot to prepare for the upcoming flu season.
Starting Tuesday, Oct. 12, those aged 6 months and older can receive a flu vaccine at dozens of vaccination clinics held by Cherokee Nation Health Services.
This will be the second year Oklahomans will need to take precautions against both the flu and the coronavirus.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the flu and COVID-19 vaccines to be given at the same time.
“Keeping our communities safe from the viruses that cause both influenza and COVID-19 is of the utmost importance as we continue working through the current surge of the pandemic,” said Cherokee Nation Health Services Executive Director Dr. R. Stephen Jones. “These viral diseases will be present in our communities in the coming months, and we must work together to protect each other. I encourage everyone to get vaccinated for both flu and COVID-19 to ensure the well-being of our friends, family and communities.”
Vaccination clinic dates and locations are subject to change and updates will continue to be posted online.