Friday, October 6, 2017

Sutter Amador Hospital to provide free flu shots - Oct 21 & Nov 19

Sutter Amador Hospital understands the importance of protecting our patients and members of the community from the flu and will host two free community flu clinics at the hospital.
“Getting a flu shot each year is an easy way to potentially avoid getting the flu and spreading it to your family,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “We are happy to partner to provide two free flu clinics this fall and encourage everyone to attend to help protect the most vulnerable in our community.”
Cases of influenza can show up as early as November, with the flu season lasting through April. Sutter Amador Hospital recommends that everyone in the community, who can get vaccinated, should get vaccinated.
“We have seen firsthand, when flu makes the rounds, it leads to missed workdays, more visits to the doctor, urgent care and emergency room, more antibiotic use, and flu-related complications and hospitalization,” said Melody Montgomery, chief nurse executive at Sutter Amador Hospital. “We hope people will take advantage of these free flu clinics and stay healthy this flu season.”

Flu Clinic Details:
Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sutter Amador Hospital
Outpatient Services Center
100 Mission Blvd. Jackson

Attendees are asked to help support those in need in our community by bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to the Interfaith Food Bank.

Please note: Flu immunizations will not be available at Amador County schools so this is a good opportunity to have your children immunized at no cost to you. The flu shots are available to anyone over the age of 3. For children under the age of three, please contact your primary care provider to obtain a vaccination.

These community clinics are possible thanks to the partnership with Amador County Public Health, Sutter Medical Foundation, Amador County Unified School District and Sutter Amador Hospital.

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