clinics to offer free immunizations
During April, Idaho’s Infant Immunization Month, many of St. Mary’s Hospital and Clearwater Valley Hospital Clinics will be offering free infant and childhood immunizations.
The Cottonwood Clinic will offer free vaccinations on Wednesday, April 19 and the Kamiah Clinic will provide shots on Monday, April 24. Both will be open in the evening for family convenience from 5:00 to 7:00 for the immunizations.
The Orofino clinic will provide no cost shots on Friday, April 21. Pioneer Medical Clinic in Pierce will offer free immunizations on Tuesday, April 18 and Kooskia Medial Clinic will provide immunizations on Wednesday, April 19. Each will administer the immunizations at no charge from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
All sites will provide a free Teddy Bear to each immunized child. They have been donated by the Lewiston Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Parents are asked to bring their child’s immunization records. Although no appointments are necessary calling ahead to notify the clinic you will be there with your child allows the staff to look up the medical chart.
For more information call the Cottonwood Clinic, 962.3267; the Kamiah Medical Clinic, 935.2585, the Orofino Clinic, 476.5777; Pioneer Medical Clinic, 464.2578 and the Kooskia Medical Clinic, 926.7801.
SMH partners with Senior Center
The Mission Committee of St. Mary’s Hospital is partnering with the Cottonwood Senior Center to spearhead a food drive.
“The Senior Center provides meals for around 55-60 seniors each Tuesday and supplies an additional 17 home delivered meals each week. I understand their funding has been cut. We’d like to help them out by sponsoring a food drive,” said Donna Quick, SMHC Mission Committee member. “They can use the food for the meals they will be serving in the future.”
Collection boxes will be placed at Riener’s Grocery, Cash and Carry and the hospital’s long term care dining room between now and April 30th.
Some of the requested items include flour, sugar, coffee, cake mixes, canned goods, non-perishable foods, honey and molasses.
“The donations of food will be greatly appreciated,” said Quick.