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Saint Mary’s offers H1N1 vaccine at Meadowood Mall on Jan. 30

By ThisIsReno

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE

As kids return to school and the rush of the holiday season is over, now is a great time to protect you and your family from H1N1 by getting vaccinated. Saint Mary’s Immunization Program will offer vaccines at Meadowood Mall on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Conveniently located in the Center Court of Meadowood Mall, right behind Starbucks, the H1N1 vaccine is only $20, or free to Saint Mary’s HealthFirst and Health Choice members. The vaccine is also free to those with Medicare as their primary insurance.

Although the H1N1 vaccine is now available to the general public, Saint Mary’s encourages those most susceptible to complications from H1N1 to receive the vaccination.  High risk groups include people aged two to 24, pregnant women, individuals 25-64 with chronic health conditions, healthcare workers and caregivers of children less than 6 months of age.

For the latest information regarding Saint Mary’s H1N1 vaccine clinics, please call the Flu Shot Hotline at 770-3553 and choose option 3.

About Saint Mary’s

In 2010 Saint Mary’s celebrates 102 years of delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services to northern Nevada. Founded in 1908 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Saint Mary’s is a member of the Catholic Healthcare West family of hospitals and medical centers in Arizona, California, and Nevada. As a fully integrated, faith-based healthcare system with 380 licensed beds, approximately 2,300 employees, 850 affiliated physicians, and 300 volunteers, Saint Mary’s provides a wide variety of inpatient, outpatient, and community services to go Well Beyond for the community we serve.  For more information, please visit www.saintmarysreno.org.

About Catholic Healthcare West

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) is the eighth largest hospital system in the nation and the largest not-for-profit hospital provider in California. Founded in 1986, the CHW network of more than 10,000 physicians and approximately 53,000 employees serves a population spanning 22 million people at 41 hospitals across California, Arizona, and Nevada. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. In 2008, CHW provided $967 million in charity care, community benefits, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.chwHEALTH.org.

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