New Flu Clinic Scheduled for Friday; Will Make Vaccine Available to Children Three and Older
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
The University of Rochester’s School of Nursing’s Center for Nursing Entrepreneurship (formerly CommunityNursing Center) will run a flu clinic from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the Medley Centre in Irondequoit, and for this clinic only, will make flu vaccinations available to children three and older. Typically, the Center’s clinics only vaccinated children nine and older. The clinic will be held on the first level by the Main Carousel entrance in the former Altier’s shoe store.
In addition, the Center for Nursing Entrepreneurship has set aside “drop in hours” at its Passport Health office to vaccinate children three and older next week. The dates/times follow; for more information, call Passport Health at 275-8884.
- Wednesday, Nov. 1, 3 -5:30 pm
- Friday, Nov. 3, 2 to 5 p.m.
Insurance and payments are the same for all clinics and Passport Health “drop in hours.” Medicare, Excellus and Preferred Care managed care products cover the cost of receiving a flu shot; insurance ID cards are necessary for proof of insurance. Otherwise, there is a $30 fee for the vaccine. Center for Nursing Entrepreneurship clinics are for people nine years and older. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A list of all public clinics, along with detailed information on the flu, can be obtained at http://www.rochesterflu.org/, or by calling 275-0636.
REMAINING SON COMMUNITY FLU CLINICS
DATE TIME LOCATIONOctober 25 11 am – 7 pm Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack – 5857 Route 96, Canandaigua
October 26 9 am – 6 pm Perinton Community Center – 1350 Turk Hill Road, Fairport
October 27 11 am – 8 pm Medley Centre (fomer Irondequoit Mall), Irondequoit *Will vaccinate Children 3 and up at this clinic only
November 4 9 am – 4 pm West Webster Fire Dept. – 1051 Gravel Road, Webster
November 7 7 am – 9 am Burger Middle School, 639 Erie Station Road, West Henrietta
10 am – 1 pm Roth Middle School, 4000 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta
2 pm – 6 pm1799 Lehigh Station Road, Henrietta
November 8 11 am – 3 pm Pittsford Town Court, 3750 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford
November 11 9 am – 4 pm Ridge Culver Fire Dept. – 2960 Culver Road, Irondequoit
November 12 9 am – 4 pmChili Fire Department – 3308 North Union Street, Chili
November 19 9 am – 4 pmGates Fire Department – 2355 Chili Avenue, Gates
Background on Influenza
The flu, or influenza, is a respiratory illness that is easily spread from person to person. Symptoms include: fever, sore throat, muscle ache, chills and headache. Peak influenza activity usually occurs from late December through March. Each year, approximately 36,000 people die from flu or its complications and about 226,000 hospitalizations occur. A new flu shot is developed each year based upon the strains of flu expected to be circulating. In addition to getting a flu shot, health officials stress other preventive measures such as thorough and frequent hand washing and staying home if ill with respiratory symptoms, to prevent exposing others.
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