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Dignity Health hosts free flu shot clinics

10 October 2017, 04:35 | Lena Norman

Local Physicians Predict Heightened Flu Season

A health care professional delivers a flu shot

In addition to providing flu vaccinations, the event serves as an emergency preparedness exercise to practice plans and procedures for dealing with a public health disaster that would require the Health Department to dispense large amounts of vaccine or medications to the community. The flu, or influenza, is a contagious respiratory illness with symptoms such as a fever, body aches and sore throat. She said the flu usually ends in April, but past year, this was not the case.

Out-of-pocket costs for a standard flu vaccination is $35.00.

With cold and influenza (flu) season upon us, the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) is helping consumers get Urgent Care Prepared by encouraging them to visit their local urgent care center - the best place to receive flu vaccinations and other key winter healthcare services. "When more people get vaccinated against the flu less flu can spread through our campus community".

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"Reducing risks is one of the AADE's seven key self-care behaviors for managing diabetes, and getting the flu shot every fall is an excellent way of reducing the risk of getting sick", certified diabetes educator Evan Sisson said in an AADE news release. Do not let the location fool you as this event is open to everyone in the community!

Flu shots will be administered in Forum Room 6, in the room across from the Common Grounds Coffee Shop on October 9th, 10th, and 11th. No one will be turned away for an inability to pay! Health officials say the risk is worth the reward, not just for you, but for those who can't help themselves. We maybe had one case of flu reported by January, so when I woke up sneezing and coughing one morning it didn't even enter my mind that it could be the flu. Good hand hygiene can protect you against many types of germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. There will be walk in clinics between 9 and 11 a.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. The clinic also accepts many forms of insurance.

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