Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines Available
Community Human Services (CHS) opened a influenza and pneumonia vaccine clinic on Oct. 1. The clinic offers flu and pneumonia vaccines, while supplies last, at the following locations, days and times:
• Every Monday through 12/12/2011:
Location: CHS Health Station, 374 Lawn Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
• Every Tuesday through 12/13/2011:
Location: Jubilee Medical Clinic, 2005 Wyandotte Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Time: 9 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
The vaccine will be provided free of charge to adults 18 years and older. Individuals who are specifically targeted are adults with chronic medical issues, person aged 65 and older and populations who suffer disparity and may not otherwise have access to receiving these vaccinations.
The vaccine protects against three strains of influenza virus expected to circulate this season –H1N1 Type A, H3N2 Type A, and a Type B influenza virus.
Influenza is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection that can cause mild to severe illness, sometimes leading to death, primarily in the elderly and the chronically ill.
There are many sources for the flu vaccine. Ample supplies are expected to be available this flu season and can be obtained with minimal charge through many local pharmacies, primary care physician offices and the Allegheny County Health Department. Anyone who wants the vaccine should be able to get it.
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can cause mild to severe illness, sometimes leading to death, primarily in the elderly and chronically ill.
There are many sources for the pneumonia vaccine. Ample supplies are typically available and can be obtained through primary care physician offices.
Suggested ways to find where you can receive information about a vaccination:
• Call your Primary Health Care Provider
• Call your local Health Department
• Check your local newspaper or local newsletters
• Check with your employer/employee health if applicable
For more information, contact:
Community Human Services Corporation
374 Lawn Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact: Rebecca LaBovick, RNBC
412-532-2132, e-mail: email@example.com