PITTSFIELD — On Saturday, October 4th,

Sebasticook Valley Hospital will hold a Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 4, at Pittsfield’s Bud’s Shop ‘n Save parking lot in the Somerset Plaza. Adults can receive their seasonal flu shots from the warmth and comfort of their vehicles.

Terri Vieira, SVH president/CEO and EMHS senior vice president, stated in a press release, “SVH wants everyone to have the advantage of a seasonal flu shot that can keep them healthy during the flu season. Our drive-thru flu shot clinic reaches people with busy lives or mobility issues who may not have a chance to see a provider for a flu shot. The overwhelming response to this event has proven it is important to our community, and SVH is pleased to continue to offer this service.”

Flu shots will be provided to adults for $25 per shot. The shot is free to Medicare card holders and is reimbursable by most medical insurances. Drivers and passengers who wish to receive the flu shot should wear short-sleeved shirts and should expect to be asked to wait in their vehicles for at least 15 minutes after the shot to ensure no adverse reaction to the immunization. MaineCare patients should seek their seasonal flu shots from their primary-care providers.

For more information, contact SVH health and wellness education coordinator Laurie Alexander at 487-3890, ext. 2731.

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