CHANS Announces Free Flu Shot Clinics

More than 50 locations offered throughout region

Over the next three months, CHANS Home Health & Hospice will provide more than 50 public flu shot clinics throughout the Midcoast region. Available free of charge to anyone in the community over six months of age, the vaccinations help to prevent the spread of seasonal influenza.

The fall 2018 clinic schedule is available at www.midcoasthealth.com/flu. In addition, CHANS holds weekly flu vaccination clinics on Fridays through November 30, 9 a.m. to Noon at Mid Coast Senior Health, 58 Baribeau Drive in Brunswick. Flu vaccinations are offered free of charge, but donations and insurance information are accepted.

Many people die from complications of infection with seasonal flu, and even more require hospitalization. Mid Coast–Parkview Health encourages as many people as possible to get vaccinated. Last year, CHANS nurses provided almost 5,000 free vaccinations to community members, helping to keep them safe.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu vaccination is especially important for people at higher risk of severe complications from illness, and for persons who are in close contact with those at higher risk. High-risk groups include adults over 65, children younger than five, and pregnant women.

Part of Mid Coast–Parkview Health, CHANS Home Health & Hospice is a full-service, non-profit agency providing nursing, rehabilitation, palliative, hospice, and private duty care services, and an array of community-based wellness clinics in the Midcoast area.

For more information about CHANS or the upcoming flu vaccination clinics, call CHANS Home Health & Hospice at (207) 729-6782.