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Saint Mary’s Immunizations offers seasonal flu vaccine clinics

By ThisIsReno

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE

RENO, Nev. Vaccines play a key role in controlling infectious diseases and as flu season approaches, now is a great time to protect yourself and your family.  Saint Mary’s Immunizations is now offering a variety of flu shot clinics throughout the community, in addition to adult and children’s appointments at their main office.  Saint Mary’s Immunization Clinic is located at 343 Elm St., Suite 203, and appointments can be made by calling 775-770-7100.

“Getting a flu vaccine is simple and can play a major part in reducing missed days of work or school, promote a healthier home and workplace, and lower costs and inconvenience associated with managing illness,” said Mary Bristol, supervisor at Saint Mary’s Immunizations.  “This year’s combined flu vaccine also protects against the H1N1 virus, so you will have an extra level of protection from the flu virus.”

Saint Mary’s Immunization Program will offer flu shots for $28 each and high dose flu vaccines for those 65 and older are available through the immunization clinic.  Saint Mary’s HealthFirst or Health Choice members can receive a flu shot at no charge at Saint Mary’s community flu shot sites or at the Saint Mary’s Immunization Clinic.  Individuals with Medicare Part B (if it’s the primary insurance) and Senior Dimension members can receive flu shots at Saint Mary’s flu shot clinics at no charge.

Pneumonia shots will also be provided for $55 and are available for adults age 65 and older or those with certain medical conditions.  Adults 19 to 64 who smoke or have asthma may also receive a pneumonia shot.  In addition, Saint Mary’s Health Plan members, Medicare Part B members and Senior Dimension members can also receive a pneumonia shot at no charge.

Saint Mary’s Immunizations will host several flu shot clinics at the following locations.

  • Saturday, Oct. 9 – Saint Mary’s at Galena, 18653 Wedge Parkway – 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 11 – Meadowood Mall, Center Court at Starbucks – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 14 – Saint Mary’s Center for Health 3rd Floor, 645 N. Arlington Ave. – 6-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 16 – Saint Mary’s Center for Health 3rd Floor, 645 N. Arlington Ave. – 11:30am-2:30pm
  • Monday, Oct. 18 – Scolari’s, 1300 Disc Drive, Sparks – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 19 – Scolari’s, 200 Lemmon Drive, Lemmon Valley – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20 – Scolari’s, 5430 Sun Valley Blvd – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 21 – Scolari’s, 3310 South McCarran Blvd – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 22 – Scolari’s, 950 Holman Way, Sparks – 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 23 – Scolari’s, 176 Goldfield Drive, Yerington – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 25 – Scolari’s, 8165 South Virginia Street – 9 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday, Oct. 26 – Scolari’s, 6255 Sharlands Ave. (Robb Drive) – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27 – Scolari’s, Newlands Circle, Fernley – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 28 – Scolari’s, 4788 Caughlin Parkway – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 1 – Saint Mary’s at Galena, 18653 Wedge Parkway – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 3 – Sak ‘n Save, 1901 Silverada, Reno – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 4 – Sak ‘n Save, 1000 E. Plumb Lane, Reno – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 9 – Scolari’s, 1329 Hwy 395, Gardnerville – 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In addition to the community flu shot clinics, worksite flu clinics are also available through Saint Mary’s Immunizations and can be scheduled by calling 775.352.6622.  For more information about Saint Mary’s immunizations, visit www.saintmarysreno.org/flu, or to schedule an appointment, call 775.770.7100.

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