Influenza Vaccine Offered at St. Mary Mercy Hospital
St. Mary Mercy Hospital, is offering the flu vaccine to the community for those aged 18 and older on Wednesday, October 12 and Tuesday, October 18, from 6 – 8 p.m. in Classroom 11.
Vaccination of high-risk persons is especially important to decrease their risk of severe flu illness. Vaccination also is important for health care workers, and those who live with or care for high-risk people to keep from spreading flu. More information about the vaccine is available on the CDC web page at www.cdc.gov/flu.
To prevent the flu:
· Avoid close contact – avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
· Stay home when you are sick – If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
· Cover your mouth and nose – Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth – Germs are spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Registration is requested by calling the Community Outreach Department at 734-655-8950. The cost of the Flu Vaccine is $20 per person, FREE with Medicare B and Medicaid (proof required).