The Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center will offer free flu shots at its Annual Flu Shot Clinic, Wednesday, October 12th, beginning at 7am. SCHHC medical staff will administer the shots at the Bandon City Park (Note NEW location). The location will be clearly marked. Those wishing to receive flu shots are encouraged to drive up and remain in their cars and medical staff will assist. There is no charge for flu shots. Donations are encouraged.
The 2016 SCHHC Flu Shot Clinic is supported by the Southern Coos Hospital Auxiliary and the Southern Coos Health Foundation. In addition, the event is supported by proceeds from the recent Cycle Oregon event that stopped in Bandon. Over 40 volunteers from the Southern Coos Health District volunteered to serve dinner to cyclists stopping in Bandon on September 12, 2016. The Southern Coos Health District received $1,000 for its volunteer efforts at Cycle Oregon.
The annual SCHHC Flu Shot Clinic is a popular service and many residents of Bandon have participated in the past. On average, SCHC serves about 500 citizens with flu shots. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), vaccination against the flu is one of the most important methods to prevent the spread of the influenza virus. Thus, the CDC recommends yearly flu shots. The flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths.
The next Southern Coos Health District Board of Directors meeting is on Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7pm, at the hospital conference room. Please note that the meeting has been moved up one week from the normal date of the fourth Thursday of the month.