Delhi – Bassett Healthcare Network’s O’Connor Hospital in Delhi is holding its annual community flu vaccine clinic on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon. This clinic is open to all members of the community aged six and older. Participants do not need to be established Bassett patients. Appointments are required. Call 607-746-0525 to reserve a time.
The vaccine clinic will take place within O’Connor Hospital’s specialty clinic (460 Andes Road, Delhi, NY 13753). All attendees are required to wear masks and maintain proper social distancing.
Flu vaccines are covered by most insurance providers. For those without insurance, costs may range from $40 to $72 depending on whether patients qualify for a low-dose or high-dose shot. Dial 607-547-7973 for more information.
People in the following groups are at highest risk for flu complications:
- People with serious long-term health problems (lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, kidney disease and blood disorders)
- People with immune system weakness (cancer treatment, long-term steroid therapy, advanced or untreated HIV/AIDS, and other immune diseases)
- People 50 years of age and older
Please visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) or New York State Department of Health online for more about risks and other important flu information. Besides getting vaccinated, you can help fight the flu, COVID-19, and other sicknesses by washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth and nose when you cough, and staying home from work or school if you have symptoms.