Unify Community Health Prepares for 2017-18 Flu Season
Flu season is here, and Unify Community Health providers are urging everyone to get their flu shot now.
“Now is the ideal time to get your flu shot,” says Lori Kelley, Senior Director of Quality.
Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection. Getting the vaccine now is recommended.
Unify Community Health sites throughout the Spokane Valley are now offering flu shot clinics, where patients and community members can drop by without an appointment and get their flu shot for $20. Flu vaccinations are encouraged for everyone ages 6 months and older, you do not have to be a patient of Unify Community Health to take advantage of the flu clinic hours. Below is a list of the dates, times and locations of flu shot clinics.
Unify Community Health – on Mission Avenue
Thursday, Sept. 28 – 8 a.m. to 6p.m.
120 West Mission Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201
Unify Community Health – Northeast Community Center
Friday, Sept. 29 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1603 N. Belt Street Spokane, WA 99205
Kelley would like to remind patients, however, if you get the flu shot at a location that is not the clinic you regularly visit, you should be sure your primary care provider gets a copy of the information for your medical records.
Unify Community Health is part of the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Network of Care: The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides comprehensive medical, dental, and social services for more than 141,000 people throughout the Pacific Northwest. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic employs 1,390 full-time staff and more than 600 part-time staff, medical residents, dental residents, students and volunteers. Facilities: 19 medical clinics, 10 dental clinics, 57 programs. Locations: Washington State clinics are located in Grandview, Prosser, Pasco, Spokane, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Yakima, Walla Walla and Wapato. In Oregon, clinics are located in Hermiston, Portland, Salem and Woodburn. Visit: www.yvfwc.com