September 10, 2018
Tri-State Memorial Hospital to host Community Flu Shot Clinic
Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus will host a two-day Community Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11 from 8:30am-6:00pm in the Tri-State Memorial Hospital Conference Room located at 1221 Highland Avenue, Clarkston. The Community Flu Shot Clinic will offer the Quadrivalent flu vaccine which covers four strains of the flu as opposed to the three strains covered by the Trivalent vaccine. No appointment is necessary and walk-ins are welcome.
The flu vaccine will be available to anyone ages six months and greater. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends routine annual influenza vaccinations for all persons ages six months and greater, who do not have contraindications. Ask your primary care provider even if you had a reaction to flu vaccine previously.
"Influenza (the flu) is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization or even death. Anyone can be exposed, and certain individuals may be at greater risk. A flu vaccine reduces your risk of illness, hospitalization, or even death, and can prevent you from spreading the virus to your loved ones,” said Anubhav Kanwar, MD of Tri-State Infectious Disease. “There are anti-flu medicines available if you have the flu, and antiviral treatment started within two days of becoming sick can shorten the duration of fever and illness symptoms, and may also reduce the risk of complications from influenza, although a flu vaccine is your best prevention,” said Kanwar.
Prior to receiving the flu vaccine, attendees will fill out a consent form. All vaccines require a $25.00 payment at time of service, or for those who choose to bill their insurance, they must present a valid insurance card.