SMH H1N1 Clinic a Success
M. Patricia Cook, RN, BSN, MBA, EdD, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services at Stephens Memorial Hospital was pleased to announce that a free H1N1 Clinic held at Stephens Memorial Hospital on Saturday, January 9th.
Over 400 individuals from the Oxford Hills area took part in the free clinic and had themselves vaccinated against the H1N1 Flu Virus.
While the incidence of H1N1 has been declining, it still remains a threat and individuals should take advantage of the vaccine. H1N1 flu more severely affects pregnant women, individuals between the ages of 6 months to 25, a healthcare worker, and a chronic illness (such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease). For these people and for caregivers of infants 6 months or younger, it is especially important to also get vaccinated against H1N1 this season.
Clinic patrons were treated to water and snacks donated by Poland Spring Water, Walmart, and Oxford Hannaford.
For other flu clinics in the area please visit the flu clinic locator on our website www.wmhcc.org - Flu Website.