09/07/16 - 12/13/16
Over the next three months, CHANS Home Health Care will offer more than 40 public flu shot clinics throughout the Midcoast region. Available free of charge to anyone in the community over six months of age, the vaccinations help to prevent the spread of seasonal influenza. The full schedule of clinics is available at www.midcoasthealth.com/flu.
Part of the Mid Coast–Parkview Health, CHANS Home Health Care partners with local municipalities, schools, and organizations annually to offer the vaccination clinics. Many people die from complications of infection with seasonal flu, and even more require hospitalization. Last year, CHANS provided more than 5,000 free vaccinations to community members, helping to keep them safe.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu vaccination is especially important for people at higher risk of severe complications from illness, and for persons who are in close contact with those at higher risk. High-risk groups include adults over 65, children younger than 5, and pregnant women.
Supporting community health has been part of the CHANS service mission since 1947. For more information about the flu vaccination clinics listed above please call CHANS Home Health Care at 207-729-6782.