Mercy Homecare Offers "Drive In" Flu Vaccination Clinic

Oct 03, 2013

Mercy Homecare Offers "Drive In" Flu Vaccination Clinic

Topic: Not Available | Contact: Cindy Hickey

North Canton, Ohio: Mercy Homecare is offering a “drive-in” influenza vaccination clinic from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Stop by Mercy Homecare, located at 7568 Whipple Ave., N.W., in North Canton, and drive into the parking lot: A Mercy Homecare nurse will come to you. The vaccine is available for anyone 12 years of age or older, and the cost is $25. If you have Medicare, bring your card with you, and Mercy Homecare will bill Medicare (traditional Medicare only, not Medicare HMOs). No appointment is needed. If you are unable to attend the “drive in” flu clinic on October 23, call Mercy Homecare at 330-492-8803 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and schedule an appointment.

Mercy Homecare is also offering a flu clinic from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on October 13 and October 20 at Church of the Lakes United Methodist, located at 5944 Fulton Drive, Canton. Flu vaccinations are $25 and pneumonia vaccinations are $75. If you have Medicare, bring your card with you, and Mercy Homecare will bill Medicare (traditional Medicare only, not Medicare HMOs).

Influenza, commonly called flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages everyone six months of age and older to get vaccinated against the seasonal flu. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the United States in January or February; however, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur in May according to the CDC.

Protect yourself. Protect your family. Get the flu vaccination and not the flu.

For more information, call Mercy Homecare at 330-492-8803.

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