The Family Medicine Clinic at Moab Regional Hospital is offering convenient walk-in flu shots to community members while supplies last.

Both insurance and Medicare are accepted. The fee for those without insurance is $25. High-dose shots are also available for those 65 and over.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that the flu results between 140,000 and 960,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 and 79,000 deaths each year in the United States. A statement released by the hospital reported that the more people in a population who are protected by the flu vaccine, the less likely those who have suppressed immunity will contract the illness.

The CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine before the end of October, as it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to take effect as the body develops antibodies to protect against the virus, according to the statement.