Mt. Ascutney Hospital flu clinics help keep communities healthier

WINDSOR, Vt. – Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center will once again offer flu vaccinations to help residents of the Upper Valley avoid the physical discomfort of flu season. But to help residents avoid waiting in line, MAHHC now offers express appointments during regular business hours on designated flu shot days.

“We want to encourage everyone to receive their shot this flu season by removing any potential inconvenience,” says Joseph Perras, president of MAHHC.

“Flu season typically runs from October to May, with ‘peak season’ between December and February so we urge everyone to take this important step now to help avoid a potential encounter with the flu virus,” noted Margaret Worth, CIC Infections preventionist.

Express appointments for vaccinations at MAHHC in Windsor can be made by calling 802-674-7300. Residents of Woodstock and surrounding communities can make an express appointment to receive their flu vaccination at the Ottauquechee Health Center in Woodstock by calling 802-457-3030.

Walk-ins are still welcome for both adults and children at Mt. Ascutney Hospital Thursday, Oct. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Walk-in vaccinations at Ottauquechee Health Center are available Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 to 11 a.m.

MAHHC encourages everyone to bring their insurance card to ensure easy and accurate processing. For an up-to-date schedule of future walk-in clinics, go to www.MtAscutneyHospital.org/flushots.

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