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St. Luke's Miners Memorial provides flu vaccines at community locations

Published September 27. 2011 05:01PM

A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. The flu vaccine protects against the three viruses that research suggests will be the most common - an influenza A H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus.

While it is important for all adults and children over six months of age to get a flu vaccine each season, it is especially important that people at high risk for serious flu-related complications or people living with or caring for others at high risk for developing complications, receive the flu vaccine.

Some examples of people at high risk or serious flu complications include:

people 65 years of age or older

pregnant women

people with medical conditions such as asthma, neurological conditions, chronic lung disease, heart disease, diabetes or any illness that weakens the immune system

Others who should be vaccinated include:

Health care workers

People who live with or care for high risk people, including young children, particularly if the child is under six months of age and too young to be vaccinated themselves

St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital will provide flu vaccines to adults in our surrounding communities at the following locations:

St. Luke's Urgent Care Center - Jim Thorpe

Friday, September 30th

9 am - 2 pm

Tamaqua Salvation Army

Tuesday, October 4th

9 am - 2 pm

St. Luke's Health Center - McAdoo

Thursday, October 6th

9 am - 2 pm

Weatherly Senior Center

Thursday, October 6th

10 am - 12 pm

St. Luke's Health Center - Hometown

Friday, October 7th

9 am - 2 pm

St. Luke's Health Center - Nesquehoning

Tuesday, October 11th

9 am - 2 pm

Tamaqua High Rise

Tuesday, October 11th

10 am - 12 pm

St. Luke's Physical Therapy - Jim Thorpe

Wednesday, October 12th

9 am - 2 pm

Nesquehoning Senior Center

Thursday, October 13th

10 am - 12 pm

Mahanoy City Senior Center

Thursday, October 20th

10 am - 12 pm

Medicine Shoppe - Lansford

Monday, October 24th

10 am - 12 pm

Appointments are not necessary.

Medicare will be billed for eligible enrollees. If you have Medicare, please bring your card with you when you come to get your flu shot. Free flu vaccines are available to the uninsured. All others will be charged $20.

Questions, please call St. Luke's Infection Control Manager at 570-645-8362.

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