AMC to hold flu clinics in November

SARANAC LAKE The Adirondack Medical Center will host several flu clinics throughout the Tri-Lakes in the coming weeks. Vaccinations will be available at the following locations: Friday, Nov. 7 from 2-4 p.m. at the Lake Placid Health Center, 29 Church St., Lake Placid. Thursday, Nov. 13 from 2-4 p.m. at the Tupper Lake Health Center, 55 Church St., Tupper Lake. Friday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Mountain Health Center, State Route 73, Keene. The clinics are open to anyone older than 18. Children and adolescents may make an appointment at one of the AMC Health Centers for a flu vaccine. Call 523-1717 for more information. Please bring your Medicare Part B Card for billing purposes. For those who do not have Medicare, there is a $10 charge for the flu vaccine, which is partially funded by the AMC Foundation. The CDC recommends the following individuals get the flu vaccine: Those 65 or older. People with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, lung, heart, liver, kidney, blood and other immune diseases. This would apply to their caregivers as well. Health care workers providing direct patient care. Women who will be pregnant during the flu season. Out-of-home caregivers and families with infants younger than 6 months. Preventative actions: Avoid close contact and keep your distance. Stay home if you are sick so that others arent affected. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Wash your hands frequently to protect you from germs. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth so that germs arent spread. Other tips: Get plenty of sleep, drink water, eat healthy foods, and be physically active.

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