HOISINGTON —Clara Barton Hospital encourages the community to protect themselves from the Flu, by getting a flu shot. Flu activity is low across the United States now, but usually begins to increase in October and most commonly peak between January and March. Make plans to get your flu shot this fall.
People who should get vaccinated each year are:
1. People at high risk for complications from the flu, including:
•Children aged 6 months until their 5th birthday,
•People 50 years of age and older,
•People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions, and
•People who live in nursing homes and other long term care facilities.
2. People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
•Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu (see above)
•Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)
•Health care workers.
Clara Barton Hospital will have a flu shot drive on Monday, Oct. 20 from 6 – 8 p.m., in the main lobby of the Hospital. Flu shots and pneumonia vaccines will be available during the community lab fair at Clara Barton Hospital, Saturday, Oct. 25th from 7 – 9 a.m., in the Turnbull safe room. In addition, flu shots and pneumonia vaccines are being administered at Clara Barton Hospital, Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more information on the Flu visit www.cdc.gov/flu. For more information about receiving flu shot and pneumonia vaccines, contact Clara Barton Hospital at 620-653