The Seton Medical Center Williamson Learning Center will offer a free flu vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.
The following groups are at higher risk for having medical complications from influenza and should be vaccinated each year:
- People 50 years of age or older.
- People with chronic disorders of the lungs or heart such as asthma, COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis or cystic fibrosis.
- People who are less able to fight infections because of a disease they are born with; an infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); treatment with drugs such as long-term steroids; and/or treatment for cancer with X-rays or drugs.
- People who have required regular medical follow-up or hospitalization during the preceding year because of chronic metabolic diseases, including diabetes mellitus, kidney diseases and blood cell diseases such as sickle cell anemia.
Vaccinations will be given on a first come, first serve basis.
No vaccinations will be given to children under the age of 13 or persons with allergies to eggs, a temperature of over 100 degrees or to pregnant women.