BEND, Ore. - Flu season is here, have you received your flu shot yet?
On average, every year in the United States:
- 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu;
- More than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and;
- Nearly 36,000 people die from flu.
The following is our schedule of community flu shot clinics as offered by HealthWise Inc. HealthWise is a local health management company with a history in Central Oregon for over 20 years. They are members of the Central Oregon community and you can be assured that all immunizations meet the highest standards and are administered by trained local professionals.
Flu shots will be provided for adults and children over the age of 9 years at the following locations:
Friday, Sept. 13th, 12 noon - 6pm at Newport Ave. Market in Bend
Thursday, Sept. 26th, 12 noon - 6pm at Newport Ave. Market in Bend
Tuesday, October 1st, 12 noon - 5pm at Rays Food Place in Sisters
Thursday, October 10th, 12 noon - 6pm at Newport Ave. Market in Bend
Friday, October 25th, 12 noon - 6pm at Newport Ave. Market in Bend
The cost for each flu shot is $25. Medicare B, Pacific Source, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, and ODS-plus are all accepted.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit and support Healthy Beginnings, a non-profit organization that provides free health and developmental screenings to children birth through five years throughout Deschutes County. Call 541-383-6357 for information about Healthy Beginning's free screenings or to volunteer. You can also visit www.myhb.org and find additional information regarding the flu shot schedule as well as additional information about the screening services.
For additional information regarding the flu shots call HealthWise at 541-389-7211.