DENVER – Kaiser Permanente expects to give a record number of flu shots at its flu shot clinics this fall as people hope to beat the bug by getting vaccinated. The health plan will hold its annual flu shot clinics for Denver/Boulder members on Saturday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Nov 4, 2006. Last October, nurses gave more than 60,000 at the first flu shot clinic – part of the nearly 150,000 shots given last flu season.
In an effort to support our Pandemic Flu Preparedness Plan and to improve safety at two high-volume locations, Kaiser Permanente will hold a combined flu shot clinic at the Rock Creek Medical Offices in Lafayette. Flu shots will not be given at the Westminster and Hidden Lake Medical Offices. More than 15,000 shots are expected to be given at this one location during the six hour clinic on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006. Times for the Saturday flu shot clinics are:
Kaiser Permanente Saturday Flu Shot Clinics
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, 8 a.m. – Noon
Flu shots will be given at all Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices except the Boulder, Hidden Lake and Westminster Medical Offices. Kaiser Permanente members should call the Flu Shot Hotline for updates at 303-344-7600. The flu shots are free to Kaiser Permanente members.
Kaiser Permanente’s recommends the flu shot for anyone wishing to avoid getting the flu but particularly those at high risk. That includes persons aged 50 and older and anyone with close contact to people at high risk of complications if they get the flu and persons with asthma, diabetes, kidney, lung or heart diseases. If you have an immune disorder, if you are under 18 and receive long-term aspirin therapy, or if you live in a nursing home you are considered high risk. Children between the ages of six months and five years old, caregivers of children under six months old, pregnant women or those women who plan to become pregnant and health care workers also are considered high risk.
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