Coconino County administers 88 COVID-19 tests in Tusayan
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.