OSF HealthCare Expanding Access to Flu Vaccines

10/05/2020 - Galesburg, Illinois

  • OSF HealthCare Expanding Access to Flu Vaccines

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made a strong recommendation for everyone who is able, six months or older, to receive the flu vaccine this year due to the prevalence of COVID-19.

 

(Galesburg, IL| September 29, 2020) – Flu season is here and OSF HealthCare is ready.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made a strong recommendation for everyone who is able, six months or older, to receive the flu vaccine this year due to the prevalence of COVID-19. In support of this guidance, OSF HealthCare is taking extra steps to increase the number of vaccinations available and expand access points for patients to receive them.

"While there is no current vaccination for COVID-19, the flu shot remains the best defense against the seasonal flu,” said Kathy Berry, Director of Physician Practice OSF HealthCare Western Region.  “Because COVID-19 and influenza can infect individuals at the same time, we encourage everyone to get a flu vaccine. We need everyone’s help to protect our communities during the upcoming flu season."

Flu vaccinations for adults and children are now available through local OSF Medical Group – Primary Care offices. Specific time slots may be viewed and reserved online, a new feature offered this year through the OSF MyChart app to assist patients with scheduling an appointment. The app allows users to search for and select any office by current location, home address or zip code.

Additional options for securing a flu vaccine are also available. Walk-in flu shots are available at OSF HealthCare Galesburg.

 

 

OSF HealthCare Galesburg Clinic 3315 N. Seminary St. Galesburg, IL

     Wednesdays: October 7, 14, 21, 28 (Adults only) 

     8am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm

     Saturdays: October 3 & 17, November 7 (Adults and Pediatrics)

     8am – 12pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For your convenience, we will offer a drive-thru shot clinics for adults 18 and over:

OSF HealthCare Galesburg Clinic: October 10: 9:30am -2pm

OSF HealthCare Galesburg Family Practice 3375 N. Seminary: October 31: 8am - 12pm

 

"We are prepared,” said Kathy Berry. “We are going to have plenty of vaccines. We are also reminding everyone to wear a mask while in public, maintain a physical distance with others, wash your hands regularly, and don’t go out if you’re sick. Then you will be doing your part to protect yourself and your community this flu season.”

 

To find your nearest OSF HealthCare primary care location, visit www.osfhealthcare.org or log into your account at www.osfmychart.org.
 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Carrie McCance
Community Relations Coordinator
(309) 344-3161 x61102