Fighting the Flu Starts With You
  • PHN Patient Flu Guide

 

Fighting the Flu Starts With You!

 

As we continue to make progress in the fight against COVID-19, we in the medical field are preparing for another virus that puts strain on the healthcare system every year – the seasonal flu (influenza). Like COVID-19, the flu is a viral respiratory illness that unfortunately leads to thousands of hospitalizations and deaths. There is, however, an extremely important step you can take to protect yourself from the flu – getting a flu shot.

Below are a few facts about the flu shot:

  • The flu vaccine is safe and effective.
  • It is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older.
  • It is needed every year, as the vaccine changes based on active flu strains.
  • You will not get the flu from getting the flu shot. Mild side effects may occur, which is your body’s way of building antibodies against the virus.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Primary Health Network has two options available when scheduling your flu shot appointment:

To further prevent the spread of infection, we are offering the option to all Primary Health Network (PHN) patients to receive their flu shot via our drive-through flu shot clinics. Please note, you MUST be an established PHN patient to receive a flu shot. Dates, times and locations are as follows:

Site Date Time
Sharon Medical Group
63 Pitt Street
Sharon, PA 16146
724-342-6604
October 9th
October 12th
October 13th

October 14th
October 15th
October 16th
9:00 am – 12: 00 pm
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
9:00 am – 12:00 pm &
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Greenville Community Health Center
348 Main Street
Greenville, PA 16125
724-588-5250
October 5th
October 12th
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
New Castle Primary Care
1112 S. Mill Street
New Castle, PA 16101
724-658-4564
October 6th
October 8th
October 13th
10:00 am – 2: 00 pm
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mercer Primary Care
737 Greenville Road
Mercer, PA 16137
724-662-2650
October 9th
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

To schedule, please call one of the above listed locations directly or request an appointment online at one of these locations.

Once your appointment has been scheduled, please be sure to review the drive-through clinic instructions below prior to your appointment to ensure your visit goes smoothly:

  • For the safety of our staff, anyone in the vehicle must be wearing a mask while present for the clinic.
  • There will be signs and a tent set up in the parking lot of the clinic site. We ask that all patients remain in their vehicles, pull up to the designated location and someone will direct you where to park, etc.…
  • The vaccines will be administered to everyone while remaining in the vehicle – children will remain in their car seats as well.
  • Please make sure to wear appropriate clothing for the vaccine:
    • Adults and children older than 3 years old: a shirt with sleeves can be easily rolled up above the shoulder
    • Children 6 months to 3 years old: pants/shorts that the thigh muscle can be easily accessed with the child remaining in their car seat
  • For children under the age of 18 – please make sure that whomever is bringing the child to the clinic is on the HIPAA consent form, otherwise we cannot vaccinate the patient.

To schedule, you may either call your preferred Primary Health Network location directly or request an appointment online. Patients in need of transportation may call their preferred Primary Health Network location to schedule.

If you already have an appointment scheduled, remember to ask for your flu shot during your visit.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed under the FAQs section of our COVID-19 Patient Guide, we ask that you please call us prior to entering the site for further assessment.


How to Prevent the Flu

 

The best way to prevent the flu is by getting your flu shot each year. Here are some other steps you can take to prevent the flu:

  • Wash your hands often with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer when handwashing isn’t an option.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, and mouth (until you’ve washed your hands).
  • Avoid crowds and close contact with those who are sick.

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