Walk-In Flu Vaccine Clinics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Walk-In Flu Vaccine Clinics

Cass County Health System is hosting special walk-in clinics for people to receive their annual flu vaccination. The clinics will be on:

• Atlantic Medical Center: October 3, 10, 17, 24 from 8 am to 7 pm
• Griswold Medical Center: Wednesday, October 17 from 5-7 pm
• Anita Medical Center: Tuesday, October 23 from 5-7 pm
• Massena Medical Center: Tuesday, October 30 from 5-7 pm

On Wednesday, October 10th, Atlantic Medical Center will host the “Ayzlee’s Family Flu Clinic” from 5 to 7 pm, which includes additional flu information and children’s activities.

In addition to the flu clinics, anyone can receive their flu vaccine during the Atlantic Medical Center Immunization Room’s normal business hours: Monday through Friday 8 to 4 pm. They are also open on Saturday mornings from 8 to 11 am.

There are four strains, or types, of the flu that typically hit the Midwest during flu season: two types of Influenza A and two types of Influenza B. Atlantic Medical Center will have the Quadrivalent vaccine which protects against all four strains, to provide the greatest protection. They will also be offering the High Dose flu vaccine for people 65 years of age and older.

The two best ways to protect yourself, and those around you, from influenza are to get vaccinated and to practice good hand washing. Getting vaccinated not only protects you, but also those around you who may be too young (under 6 months) or have a medical condition that prevents them from being vaccinated.

The seasonal flu (influenza) is a serious disease caused by the influenza virus. Some common symptoms of the flu are fever, cough, chills, body aches, and extreme weakness.
For more information, please contact the Immunization Room at 712-250-8122.

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