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Memorial schedules flu shot clinics

by jmaloni
Mon, Sep 24th 2012 07:00 am

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct Saturday flu shot clinics for adults 18 and older on Oct. 6 and Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinics will be held in the Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.

This year's influenza vaccine protects against the H3N2 influenza strain, swine flu, part of the H1N1 family, and a Type B strain - all in a single dose. Pneumonia vaccine also will be available at the clinics.

In order to expedite the inoculation process, participants are asked to wear a short-sleeved shirt or top.

Those seeking flu shots should use the hospital's 10th Street entrance or the walkway from the attached parking ramp, where free parking will be provided.

Patients with health insurance, including Medicare, should be prepared to present their insurance cards. No co-pay will be required. Individuals who do not have insurance will be charged $20 for a flu shot.

People exhibiting cold-like symptoms, including an elevated temperature, should wait until a later clinic to get their flu shots.

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