Heritage Valley Offers $15 Flu Shots On Fridays

Heritage Valley Health System’s ConvenientCare walk-in clinics are offering regular dose flu shots for $15 every Friday in October through December.  No appointment is necessary and most insurances cover the cost of the influenza vaccine. Flu shots are offered all other days at Heritage Valley ConvenientCare for $28 or high dose for $49.

An annual flu vaccine is the best way to help prevent illness and greatly reduces the risk of serious complications that can lead to hospitalization and even death. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends getting the flu vaccine in the fall before the virus begins spreading in the community. After vaccination, it takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop in the body.

Although it is recommended to get the flu vaccine by the end of October, getting vaccinated later is still beneficial. The impact of the flu varies and many cases are unreported, but the CDC estimates that the virus results in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses each year in the United States. This includes between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths every year since 2010.

Heritage Valley’s ConvenientCare clinics are located in the Beaver, Chippewa, Edgeworth, Ellwood City, Robinson and West Allegheny medical neighborhoods as well as in Monaca and East Liverpool, Ohio Wal-Mart stores. ConvenientCare clinics are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. They are staffed by certified registered nurse practitioners and supervised by Heritage Valley physicians. For more information on Heritage Valley ConvenientCare, go to www.heritagevalley.org/pages/Convenient-Care.

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About Heritage Valley Health System Heritage Valley Health System is a $480 million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with 3,500 employees and more than 480 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its two hospitals, Heritage Valley Sewickley and Heritage Valley Beaver; in 60 physician offices; and 18 community satellite facilities.  For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org.