shot clinic set for Craigmont
Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend everyone over 6 months of age receive the flu shot? The CDC also states that if you get the flu shot you are about 60% less likely to need treatment for the flu.
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will hold a flu shot day at the Craigmont Clinic on Friday, October 28th from 9AM – 3PM.
“We will be billing Medicare and Medicaid, please bring your Medicare or Medicaid card with you. If you are not a Medicare or Medicaid patient the fee will be $35 at the time of the injection, and insurances will be billed after” says Shari Kuther, Director of Physician Services, SMH.
“The diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the body's natural defenses to help it safely develop immunity to disease,” says Kuther.
“Vaccines, such as the flu shot, help develop immunity by imitating an infection, but this "imitation" infection does not cause illness. It does, however, cause the immune system to develop the same response as it does to a real infection so the body can recognize and fight the vaccine-preventable disease in the future. Sometimes, after getting a vaccine, the imitation infection can cause minor symptoms, such as fever. Such minor symptoms are normal and should be expected as the body builds immunity,” explains Kuther.
Please contact St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics at 208-924-5504with any questions.