Legacy Hosts Free Flu Shot Clinic

January 14, 2014 · by pcriadmin · PCRI

flu-shot-signPCRI shares a reminder from Legacy Health: the best way to avoid the flu — and avoid spreading it to vulnerable children and others — is to get the flu vaccine.  On Monday, January 20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), Legacy is hosting a free flu vaccine clinic.  Vaccines will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.  No appointments are necessary.

The flu season is here and the number of patients testing positive for influenza is on the rise, according to Legacy Health. Many of the cases have been quite serious and even life threatening. Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in partnership with Immunize Oregon and the Multnomah County Immunization Program want to remind the public that flu season lasts for months, not weeks. There is still time to get vaccinated in order to help protect yourself and your loved ones.

WHAT:         Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is offering FREE flu shots to people age six months and older while supplies last.

WHEN:         Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 20 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:      Legacy Emanuel Medical Center – Lorenzen Conference Center

2801 N. Gantenbein

Portland, OR 97227

People age 12 and older may also receive a free tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis vaccination. Pertussis commonly referred to as whooping cough, is very contagious. County health departments declared pertussis outbreaks in Oregon and Washington in 2012. Eighty three percent of people who die from pertussis in the U.S. are less than three months old and often catch it from adult family members.

For more information on the flu and other health issues, visit the Legacy Health website.

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