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Coming up...Flu Shot & Wellness Clinic

September 22, 2015

Richland County Health Department (RCHD) will hold a mass flu shot clinic at the MSU Extension Service Building in conjunction with Sidney Health Center (SHC) providing an onsite wellness clinic. This will take place on Thursday October 1st, from 10 am to 6:00 pm. Medicaid, Medicare & Healthy MT Kids (along with some insurances) will be billed for those who bring their cards, otherwise cash or checks accepted. The cost of the flu vaccine will vary from $32 to $55 depending on the age & type of vaccine given.

 

Everyone is encouraged to get a yearly flu vaccination which is the best way to prevent influenza illness and its severe complications. The Richland County Health Department will have vaccine available for ages 6 months old through adult (99+years) at the mass clinic. No appointment is needed during the clinic.

Influenza vaccinations are available from September through April. RCHD would like to encourage all employers to send their employees to be vaccinated. Having illness from the flu can lead to lost work time for businesses.  Groups may be billed -- make arrangements ahead of time by calling the health department.

 

  Staff from SHC will be offering various wellness screenings. Please take advantage of these to learn more about your health status. Blood pressure, blood sugar, and oxygen level checks will be done onsite. Participants can take advantage of sleep apnea risk screening and sign up for birthday month blood draw. A lab draw for Hemoglobin A1C will be available at the cost of $30 but the other screenings are FREE. A staff person from the Sidney Eye Care Center will be onsite to offer Glaucoma Tests and White Drug will have a representative present to answer questions on Zostavax vaccine.

  This day is dedicated to helping county residents be proactive by being vaccinated against influenza and participating in wellness screenings leading to a healthier future.

All are invited to the MSU Extension Service Building located at 1499 N Central Ave. in Sidney on October 1st for the Flu Shot and Wellness Clinic from 10am to 6pm. There will be plenty of staff available to reduce wait time for vaccinations. The form can be found on the Richland County Health Department Facebook page, www.Richland.org, and on www.Sidneyhealth.org to be filled out in advance for the clinic. Call RCHD at 433-2207 regarding vaccinations and call SHC at 488-2101 regarding wellness clinic.v



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