Salt Lake City – It’s commonplace for airline travelers to hurry to the airport to check their bags, get through security lines, and then … wait. Soon, terminals will be filled with holiday travelers coming and going and those who are waiting for their flight. Finding a convenient time to get a flu shot is no longer an issue for airline passengers who can get the vaccine quickly at a new Flu Shot Clinic operated by Intermountain Healthcare.
Located at the Salt Lake City International Airport terminal 2 between concourses C and D, the clinic is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Intermountain Flu Shot Clinic is a seasonal, walk-in clinic designed to only provide a flu shot, which is $25. Only a few clinics of its kind, operated by other organizations, can be found in some of the nation’s largest airports, including Chicago O-Hare, Nashville, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
In its first weeks of operation, the clinic has given more flu vaccination than was first anticipated. “The convenience really is a benefit to travelers coming through here. They seem pleased they can get the shot and be on their way,” said Marty Petty, RN, manager of the Intermountain Flu Shot Clinic at the airport. “Whether they live here in Utah or if they are just visiting, it’s another way we can help people in our community be healthy,” she said.