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Mon Health announces community flu shot sites

Posted Date: 9/12/2017
Mon Health's annual Fight the Flu campaign kicks off Sept. 23, with the first of 13 community flu shot sites scheduled through Nov. 1.

The cost of the influenza vaccine is $20, and is available for anyone age 9 and older. A high dose vaccine will be available for those 65 and over.

In addition to offering the flu vaccine, Mon Health will also offer the pneumonia vaccine for $30 (first time dose only). Mon Health can bill PEIA, Humana, WV Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare replacement plans for the cost.

Flu is a respiratory infection caused by a number of viruses. It is mainly spread by coughing, sneezing and close contact.

Between 5-20% of people in the U.S. get the flu each year. It can be serious or even life threatening for elderly people, newborns and people with certain chronic illnesses.

Flu vaccine can help protect you from getting the flu, make the flu less severe if you do get it, and keep you from spreading flu to your family and others.

The CDC recommends individuals receive a dose of flu vaccine every fall.

Mon Health's Fight the Flu community schedule is as follows:

  • Sept. 23, 7-10 a.m., Hazel Ruby McQuain Conference Center at Mon Health Medical center, HealthWorks at Cheat Lake and Triple S Harley-Davidson
  • Sept. 28, 8 a.m.-noon, Senior Expo at Mountaineer Mall
  • Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Blacksville Senior Center
  • Oct. 7, 8-11 a.m., Heritage Festival at Bunners Ridge Park
  • Oct. 11, 3-4 p.m., MAES Credit Union (Van Voorhis Road)
  • Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-noon, Westside Senior Center (Westover)
  • Oct. 20, 7-10 a.m., City Neon (across from Mylan Park)
  • Oct. 21, 7-10 a.m., Clear Mountain bank in Sabraton, CMB/Glenmark at Pierpont and Dynamic Physical Therapy in Westover
  • Nov. 1, 3:30-5 p.m., St. Francis de Sales Church
For more information, call 304-285-2730 or 304-599-7358.
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