Larry Martino

Weekdays 3:00pm - 8:00pm

As autumn approaches, so does the cold and flu season. The Southern Nevada Health District now has this season’s flu vaccine available to the general public at their various clinic locations.

Now, I know the subject of flu vaccines can become a topic of heated discussion. I am not here to tell you what you should do regarding your health practices. That is ALWAYS your personal decision. I am just letting you know the flu vaccine is available now.

You should also know that this information is NOT about CoVid-19 vaccines. SNHD is encouraging all Southern Nevadans, age 6 or older, to get this season’s updated vaccine before the flu begins to spread. According to, flu vaccines are updated each year because each flu season is unique.

If you or someone you know is over the age of 65, the health district says it is even more important for these folks to get this season’s vaccine, especially if they have underlying conditions such as heart or lung disease.

Per, “it takes approximately two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop and provide protection against the flu.” Although you can get your flu shot at any time, SNHD recommends you get it early.

Vaccines are currently available by appointment at these Southern Nevada Health District locations:

Main Public Health Center; 280 S. Decatur Blvd.

East Las Vegas Public Health Center; 2950 E. Bonanza Rd.

Henderson Public Health Center; 220 E. Horizon Dr., Suites A & C

Mesquite Public Health Center/Jimmy Hughes Campus; 150 N. Yucca St., Suites 3 & 4

Visit this link or call 702-759-0850 to make an appointment.


Let’s be friends! 👍 Follow us on all social media platforms:





Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.


Top 5 Healthiest Cities In The U.S.

We’ve heard enough news about illnesses over the past couple years, let’s focus on people who are feeling HEALTHY. WalletHub just released its annual report, where they rank 182 of the biggest cities in the U.S. from the healthiest to the least healthy.

The rankings are based on 43 different factors including: Overall average physical health . . . overall average mental health . . . healthcare costs and quality . . . Covid rates . . . nutrition . . . fitness levels . . . and local parks, trails, and bike paths. Below are the Top 5 “healthiest” cities…where does Las Vegas ranked, click here to see the entire list!

  • #5 Salt Lake City, Utah


    Salt Lake City

    [f11photo] / via Getty Images

    It’s no wonder the city of Salt Lake cracked the Top 5 with all that there is to do there year round…between skiing, jogging, biking and more!

  • #4 Portland, Oregon

    Portland at night

    [Ahorica] / via Getty Images

    Although they’re known for trying to keep this city “weird”, there is also a sense of being healthy in this Pacific Northwest hub…for that reason it makes the Top 5!

  • #3 San Diego, California


    San Diego Gaslamp Quarter (District)

    [ReDunnLev] / via Getty Images

    It’s no surprise that San Diego would be in the Top 5 “healthiest cities” in the country. The perfect weather year round just gives in to the outdoor activities that create a healthy attitude in this southern California city!

  • #2 Seattle, Washington


    Seattle skyline

    [roman_slavik] via Getty Images

    Much like Portland, this Pacific Northwest city has a lot to offer in the great outdoors year round. Everything from the great restaurants to mountain biking, clearly there’s a reason why this city is in the Top 5!

  • #1. San Francisco, California

    Golden Gate Bridge

    [David Chang] / via Getty Image

    To be #1 on this list, it took a high rating from great healthy restaurants to “green” living to make this city the “healthiest” to live in. Not to mention, the walking you have to do up and down hills in the city also keep those that live there in shape!