Lourdes and Walmart partner to promote flu vaccines

By WBNG News

Lourdes and Walmart partner to promote flu vaccines

September 30, 2013 Updated Sep 30, 2013 at 6:27 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) You can help stop the spread of the flu - and Lourdes and Walmart want to help.

According to a news release:

Flu shots will be provided by Lourdes at the Vestal Walmart on the following days and times*:
Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Fridays: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

*Vaccine will be offered while supply lasts at the Vestal Walmart only.

The cost of the flu shot is $22 cash. Insurance may be billed if covered benefit. No appointment is needed. Ages 12 and over.

The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine is designed to protect against the three main flu strains that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year is always a good idea, and the protection you get from vaccination will last throughout the flu season.

In addition, you can take everyday preventive steps like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading influenza to others.