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St. Claire HealthCare to Host Curbside Flu Shot Clinics

Sep 25, 2020

Credit St. Claire HealthCare

During the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, is more important than ever.

“Getting a flu vaccine is an essential part of protecting your health and your family’s health,” said Will Melahn, MD, St. Claire HealthCare’s Chief Medical Officer. “A flu shot can help keep you from getting the flu, reduce the severity of your illness if you do get the flu, and also reduces your risk of a flu-associated hospitalization.”

St. Claire HealthCare is hosting Curbside Flu Shot Clinics to make getting vaccinated safe, simple, and quick. These clinics will be held in the St. Claire Medical Pavilion parking lot at 245 Flemingsburg Rd., in Morehead on Thursday, Oct. 1; Tuesday, Oct. 6; and Thursday, Oct. 8 from 8:30 AM to 3 PM.

Flu shots will be available to all individuals that are 18 years or older with no appointment necessary. Please remember to bring your insurance information.

For both children and adults, flu shots are also available at all of St. Claire HealthCare’s primary care clinics in Frenchburg, Morehead, Olive Hill, Owingsville, and Sandy Hook. Appointments are required for clinic visits. To schedule an appointment, call 606.784.6641.

“If you currently have COVID-19 or you are suspected of having COVID-19, we ask that you postpone your influenza vaccination until you have been released from isolation to prevent possible exposure of the virus to healthcare workers and other patients,” Melahn added.

(provided by St. Claire HealthCare)