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Saint Mary’s Immunizations offers seasonal flu shot clinics

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Protect yourself against the flu at one of many convenient clinics

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 is now offering a variety of flu shot clinics throughout the community, in addition to adult and children’s appointments. The Saint Mary’s Immunization Clinic is located at 1625 E. Prater Way, Suite 102 in Sparks and appointments can be made by calling 770-7100.

“The flu, like many infectious diseases, can be harmful to your health and symptoms can prohibit you from attending school or work for extended periods of time,” said Mary Bristol, supervisor at Saint Mary’s Immunization Clinic. “Getting immunized is a simple way to protect yourself and those around you from the flu.”

Saint Mary’s will offer flu shots for $28 each. Flu shots are available for adults and children age three to 18 with parental consent. Additionally, pneumonia shots are also available for people who meet the criteria. The following clinics will be offered throughout the northern Nevada community.

  • Saturday, Nov. 5 – Saint Mary’s, 1625 E. Prater Way, Suite 102, Sparks from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 10 – Saint Mary’s, 1625 E. Prater Way, Suite 102, Sparks from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16 – Center for Health and Fitness, 645 N. Arlington Ave. from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 17 – Saint Mary’s Galena, 18653 Wedge Parkway, Reno from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call Saint Mary’s at 770-7100 or www.saintmarysreno.org.

About Saint Mary’s

Saint Mary’s Network is a fully-integrated, faith-based health system in Reno, Nev. founded in 1908 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.  The network is comprised of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, an acute-care hospital, providing inpatient, outpatient and wellness services; Saint Mary’s Health Plans, a statewide insurance provider with more than 40,000 members; and Saint Mary’s Medical Group, a network of physicians and other health professionals offering primary and urgent care, retail clinics and specialty healthcare.  A member of Catholic Healthcare West, Saint Mary’s is dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of our community. For more information, visit our website at 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.

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