Free Flu Shots to be given out to area seniors at Garland area skilled nursing facility
dvanced Healthcare of Garland nursing home has secured a limited amount of the flu vaccine 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.
“We are concerned for the health and well being of our seniors whether or not they are currently a resident of our facility” stated Tracey Kinney, Administrator at Advanced Healthcare of Garland. 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 Advanced Healthcare of Garland
505 W Centerville Rd, Garland, Texas 75041
Advanced Healthcare of Garland is a 202-bed premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation care center providing comprehensive inpatient care to all its residents.
Located at 505 W Centerville Rd in Garland, Texas.
Advanced Health Care Solutions consortium information available at www.ahstexas.com and www.wegotflushots.com
(917) 807 2144