Free Flu Shots to be given out to Arlington, Texas seniors at three area skilled nursing facilities
Three area nursing homes secure a limited amount of the vaccine in the fight to provide free flu shots for elderly local area residents 65 and above in response to the recent flu outbreak across Texas which has seen 19 related deaths in the state.
“We are concerned for the health and well being of our seniors whether or not they are currently a resident of our facility,” stated David Henton, Administrator at the Colonial Manor. With 25 states reporting moderate to high flu activity, this year’s strain is expected to be particularly deadly and citizens are advised to get flu vaccinations as soon as possible.
Kathy Ciresi, VP of Business Development for Advanced Healthcare Solutions, a consortium of Texas area skilled nursing facilities of which these facilities are members, believes this is the strongest strain of the flu since 2009’s swine flu. “Anyone can be affected by the flu. But those who are young or elderly and especially those nursing prevailing conditions such as diabetes and asthma are particularly susceptible. I hope Garland area residents come out for our free flu shot event, as the best defense against H1N1 is to be vaccinated early.”
Flu Shots will be distributed From 10:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesday January 22 at Colonial Manor Cleburne 2035 N Granbury St., Cleburne
Thursday January 23 at Advanced Healthcare of Garland 505 W Centerville Rd, Garland
Monday January 27 Winfield Rehab and Nursing 1108 E Loop 304 Crockett
Colonial Manor Nursing Center of Cleburne is a 147-bed premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation care center providing comprehensive inpatient care to all its residents. Located at 2035 N. Granbury Street in Cleburne, Texas
Advanced Healthcare of Garland is a 202-bed premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation care center providing comprehensive inpatient care to all of our residents. Located at 505 W Centerville Rd in Garland, Texas
Winfield Rehab & Nursing is a 83-bed premier skilled nursing facility, specializing in dedicated treatment options for residents in need of short-term rehabilitation or long-term care. Located at 1108 E Loop 304 Crockett, Texas
Advanced Health Care Solutions consortium information available at www.ahstexas.com (https://west.exch031.serverdata.net/