BANDON -- The Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center will offer free flu shots at its annual flu shot clinic beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. SCHHC medical staff will administer the shots at the Bandon City Park, the same location as last year's clinic. 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 2017 SCHHC Flu Shot Clinic is supported by the Southern Coos Health Foundation and funds raised by the former Southern Coos Hospital Auxiliary. The annual SCHHC Flu Shot Clinic is a popular service and many residents of Bandon have participated in the past. On average, SCHHC serves about 500 citizens with flu shots.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 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.

For more information about this event, contact Scott McEachern, 541-329-1040 or smceachern@southerncoos.org.

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