Influenza Vaccine Offered at St. Mary Mercy Hospital 10/12/2011 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).