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Coconino County administers 88 COVID-19 tests in Tusayan

Heather Plytas and Ray D’Albini of Tusayan Fire District help with COVID-19 testing at the parking lot in the Imax Theater Oct. 22. (Photo/Tusayan Fire District)

Heather Plytas and Ray D’Albini of Tusayan Fire District help with COVID-19 testing at the parking lot in the Imax Theater Oct. 22. (Photo/Tusayan Fire District)

Coconino County Health and Human Services tested 88 people for COVID-19 in Tusayan Oct. 22.

During testing, nasal swab and saliva tests were administered and flu shots were offered. This is the third round of testing for the Tusayan area.

Grand Canyon Clinic offering flu shots by appointment

North Country HealthCare at Grand Canyon Clinic is also offering flu shots by appointment. The cost is $25 for those without insurance. For those with insurance, the shots are considered preventive care and are typically covered or offered at no cost.

To schedule an appointment call (928) 638-2551 or visit northcountryhealthcare.org/locations/grand-canyon.

In addition to offering flu shots, the clinic is also providing no-cost COVID-19 testing on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. by appointment. Those considering testing do not have to be symptomatic to receive a test. Those showing symptoms may schedule appointments any time throughout the week for a test. Masks are required.

Flu season safety

In addition to receiving a flu shot, the CDC recommends taking preventive action to reduce the odds of contracting the flu, such as social distancing and avoiding crowded gatherings, regular hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes to help slow the spread of germs.

More information and additional safety tips is available at cdc.gov/flu/prevention.

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