• Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown announces flu shot clinics for Bassett patients

    Bassett Medical Center

    October 23, 2018

    When:  Wednesday, Oct. 24 – 8:30 a.m. to noon 

                   Wednesday, Nov. 14 – 8:30 a.m. to noon 

                   Wednesday, Nov. 28 –  8:30 a.m. to noon

                   Wednesday, Dec. 12 – 8:30 a.m. to noon

     

    Where: Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, Clinic Building, Second Floor – Primary Care

    Who: Clinics are for established Bassett patients 18 years and older.

    No appointment is necessary. If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card with you. For self-pay, the cost of the vaccination is $40.

    People in the following groups are at highest risk for flu complications:

    • people with serious long-term health problems (lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, kidney disease and blood disorders);
    • people with immune system weakness (cancer treatment, long-term steroid therapy, HIV/AIDS and other immune diseases); and
    • people 50 years of age and older.

    Please check the CDC or NYS Department of Health websites for other high-risk categories and more flu information.

    For more information, please call Bassett Medical Center’s flu information line at 607-547-7973 or call 1-800-BASSETT. You can help fight the flu by washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth and nose when you cough and staying home from work or school if you have symptoms of a cold or the flu.

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