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Mon Health Medical Center’s annual Fight the Flu campaign kicks off

Posted Date: 10/3/2019
Fight the Flu
Mon Health Medical Center's annual Fight the Flu campaign has kicked off with community flu shot sites scheduled through Oct. 24.

The cost of the influenza vaccine is $20 and is available for anyone age 9 and older. A high-dose will be available for those 65 and older. In addition to offering the flu vaccine, Mon Health Medical Center will also offer the pneumonia vaccine for $30 (first-time dose only). Mon Health Medical Center can bill WV PEIA, Humana, WV Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare replacement plans for the cost.

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

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

The 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 the flu to your family and others.

The CDC recommends annual, routine flu vaccinations for all persons older than 6 months, who do not have contraindications.

All are welcome at Mon Health Medical Center's Fight the Flu community sites:
  • Oct. 16, noon to 2 p.m., MAES Credit Union
  • Oct. 18, 7-10 a.m., City Neon (Chaplan Road)
  • Oct. 19, 7-10 a.m., Mon Health Medical Center, Clear Mountain Bank in Bruceton Mills and Sabraton, Fyzical (Dynamic Physical Therapy) Westover
  • Oct. 24, 7-10 a.m., Westside Senior Center

For more information, call 304-599-7358.

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