Kenmore Mercy to Host Flu Education Clinic

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March 3, 2010

The community is invited to attend a free Flu Education Clinic at Kenmore Mercy Hospital (2950 Elmwood Avenue) on Thursday, March 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., hosted by the Kenmore Mercy Hospital Pharmacy, in conjunction with University of Buffalo, School of Pharmacy’s Lambda Kappa Sigma Professional Pharmacy Fraternity.

Attendees will learn about flu facts (H1N1 and seasonal), how to prevent and treat the flu, what vaccines are relevant for which age group, proper hand washing techniques, proper use of hand sanitizer, and general flu hygiene. Get a blood pressure screening and learn about the Vial of L.I.F.E. project too.

The flu season generally runs from November to April. Those most at risk include: adults over 65 years of age; anyone with long-term health conditions; anyone with a weakened immune system; women who will become pregnant during influenza season; anyone on long-term aspirin treatment; and family members and out-of-home caregivers of infants less than six months of age.

The clinic will be offered in the hospital’s Mural Room on the lower level next to the cafeteria.

For more information about this free clinic, call (716) 706-2112.