Flu Shot Clinic Set for Oct. 8 at Arlington Medical Center

Posted: 9/26/2013

Arlington Medical Center will hold a community flu shot clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the clinic.

“The CDC recommends that everyone who is at least six months of age receive an annual influenza vaccination,” said CNP Tonya Froehlich. “It is especially recommended for individuals who have a high risk of developing serious complications, like pneumonia, if they get sick with the flu. This includes people with certain medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease, pregnant women, and people age 65 and older.”

Cost is $25 with no out-of-pocket costs for Medicare eligible patients. Walk-ins are welcomed for the flu shot clinic. Shots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information, call Arlington Medical Center at (605) 983-3283.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.