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Renown Health announces 2011 seasonal flu shot schedule



In an effort to keep the northern Nevada community healthy this flu season, health experts from Renown Health will provide Seasonal Flu and Pneumonia Shots to the public at a variety of locations throughout the Truckee Meadows.

Renown has scheduled more than 35 Seasonal Flu and Pneumonia shot events. Seasonal Flu shots are offered at no cost to Medicare beneficiaries (Part B), members of Senior Care Plus or Hometown Health fully insured HMO and PPO plans. All other persons can receive seasonal flu shots for $28 and pneumonia shots for $60 (for those individuals meeting CDC requirements).

Flu shots are available to children ages 9-17 with a parent present. Please bring your insurance card. Pediatric flu shots are available by appointment only for children ages 6 months to 8 years old. Call 775-982-5433 to schedule these appointments. If unable to attend any of the flu shot events, people are encouraged to call Renown Medical Group at 775-982-5000 to schedule an appointment.

“The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend a flu vaccine as the first and most important thing people can do to protect against the flu,” said Lori Mitchell, manager, health management services and wellness resources at Renown Health. “Additional preventive actions like washing your hands and covering your cough will help stop the spread of germs.”

Visit renown.org/flu for a complete Seasonal Flu and Pneumonia shot schedule or call 775-982-5757.

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