Submitted by the Fulton YMCA
Seasonal Flu prevention is an integral part of our community wellness initiative. Each year in the United States on average: 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu. More than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu-related complications and approximately 30,000 â€“ 40,000 people die from flu related causes.
Getting a flu shot decreases your risk of catching the flu and decreases your chances of spreading it to others.
On Thursday, October 7th the Fulton Family YMCA, in conjunction with the University of Rochester Medical Center, will hold a flu clinic from 9:00 am until Noon at the YMCA. The cost of the Flu shot is $30. Signups are required.
Bring your insurance information. Insurances can be billed: such as Medicare, Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MVP, Aetna and United Healthcare. This means that the insurance company can be billed directly, but coverage is not guaranteed. To find out if the flu vaccine is covered, a person should call their own insurance company. â€œPatients are responsible, and will be billed, for any portion of the vaccine cost that is not covered by their health insuranceâ€.
The flu shot can be given to individuals 9 years of age and older. (Children ages 9-18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.) The mist will be available for 9 years of age â€“ 49 years of age.
For more information or to sign up please contact the Fulton YMCA at 598-9622.