Healthy Community Coalition Offering Flu Shots

26 Jan 2015 11:15 AM | Deleted user

 

Healthy Community Coalition Offering Flu Shots

Individuals must be ages 18 and older

Farmington¾

 

The Maine CDC reports widespread influenza activity. If you have not received your vaccine, it’s not too late. Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) is offering vaccines to individuals ages 18 and older at worksites, community locations, and at the HCC office, one-fourth mile west of Franklin Memorial Hospital on Route 2.

 

According to the Maine CDC, the vaccine appears to be a good match to three strains this year, and it is not too late to get vaccinated. Vaccination is the single best way to prevent influenza and it may have some cross protection even against the drifted influenza H3 viruses.

 

Most insurance companies cover the cost of receiving the shot and HCC is able to bill several insurances. For individuals not covered by insurance there is a suggested donation of $20 or whatever you can afford. Healthy Community Coalition purchases all vaccine used for the public clinics and appreciates donations to help cover costs for those in need.

 

For more information or to schedule a vaccination time for yourself or organization, contact the Healthy Community Coalition at 779-2750. Walk-ins are welcome at HCC, but please call ahead to insure that a nurse will be available.

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