Monday, October 4, 2010

Hospital Offers Flu, Pneumonia Vaccinations

Parkview Home Health & Hospice will host a series of flu and pneumonia vaccination clinics during October and November at Parkview Whitley Hospital. The flu vaccination is available for people nine years of age and older; the pneumonia vaccination is available for people 18 years of age and older.

Dates, times and hospital locations are listed below:

Tuesday, October 12, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., lower-level auditorium C
Tuesday, October 19, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., lower-level boardroom and seminar room
Tuesday, October 26, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., lower-level auditorium C
Tuesday, November 2, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., lower-level boardroom and seminar room
Tuesday, November 9, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., lower-level auditorium C
Tuesday, November 16, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., lower-level boardroom and seminar room

If individuals have proof of traditional Medicare Part B or a Medicare HMO, there will be no out-of-pocket expense. If individuals have any other insurance or no insurance, the out-of-pocket expense will be $25 for flu shots and $35 for pneumonia shots. Payment will be expected at the time of administration. Cash and personal checks will be accepted.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that individuals wanting to reduce the risk of contracting the flu should get a flu vaccine.

For more information, call the Parkview Flu & Pneumonia Information Line at 800-727-8439, ext. 37985.

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