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It’s not too late to protect you and your family from the seasonal flu virus. Saint Mary’s Immunization Program will offer flu shots to those aged 6 months and older on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Summit Mall in south Reno, near Hollister and Sunglass Hut. For $10 and two cans of food, which will be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, community members can get their seasonal flu shot while donating to a worthwhile cause. Additionally, community members can make adult and children’s flu shot appointments by calling 775-770-7100.
Cost for the flu vaccine at Saint Mary’s one-day clinic is $10 and two cans of food that will be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, or free to Saint Mary’s HealthFirst and Health Choice members who present their insurance card. In addition, those with Medicare Part B as their primary insurance and Senior Dimension members can receive the vaccine 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.
For the most current information about flu shots, call the Flu Shot Hotline at 775.770.3553 or visit saintmarysreno.org/flu.
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About Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center
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), headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a system of 40 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Founded in 1986, it is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care systems and the largest private hospital system in California. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. The CHW network of nearly 10,000 physicians and approximately 54,000 employees provides health care services to more than five million people annually. In 2010, CHW provided more than $1.3 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.chwHEALTH.org.