October 12, 2018
Copley Hospital is offering public flu vaccine clinics for adults beginning October 25th. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people get vaccinated before flu begins spreading in their community. Keep in mind that takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to protect against flu to develop in your body, so make plans to get vaccinated before flu season begins. Peak season for flu typically runs December – March.
Copley will be offering flu shot clinics for the public on the following dates:
Thursday, October 25th 10:00am – Noon; Copley Hospital
Friday, October 26th 9:30 – 11:30am; Copley Woodlands, 125 Thomas Lane Stowe
Friday, November 2nd 2:00-4:00pm; Copley Hospital
Protect yourself and those around you by getting the flu vaccine and practice good health habits, including:
The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older, especially people at high risk and their caregivers get vaccinated each season. The flu can cause mild to severe illness. Flu-related complications include pneumonia and dehydration. Those considered at high risk include:
Should you have any questions regarding the seasonal flu vaccine, or dates and times of Copley’s Flu Vaccine clinics, contact the Hospital’s Wellness Center at 802-888-8369 or visit us online at www.copleyvt.org.