‘Last Chance Flu Shot’ clinic scheduled for this week

Tyrone Hospital has a small supply of flu vaccine remaining and will hold a “Last Chance Flu Shot” clinic for those who would like to have a flu shot.
Al Godissart, Director of Outpatient Services at Tyrone Hospital, said it is not too late to receive the flu vaccine.
“We have about 30 doses remaining, and we want to make these available to the community. There are still several weeks remaining in flu season, and people can still receive a flu shot if they have not done so to date.”
Tyrone Hospital will administer the flu shots on a first come, first served basis until the supply is exhausted.
The “Last Chance Flu Shot” clinic will be held at Tyrone Hospital on February 15 and February 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
Those who wish to receive a flu shot must first register at the main desk. Flu shots will be administered at the hospital’s short procedure unit located on the second floor.
The cost for a flu shot is $25 per person, payable at the time of service. Most major health insurances are also accepted.
Also, Tyrone Hospital is currently conducting a survey to identify how it can better serve the community.
According to hospital officials, the responses received will be used to plan for the future.
Walter S. Van Dyke, CEO at Tyrone Hospital, said all members of the community are invited to give their input.
“Tyrone Hospital provides services to the residents of northern Blair County as well as many communities in Clearfield, Centre and Huntingdon counties. We want to encourage the residents of all of these areas, and anyone else who is interested, to completea the survey.”
Those who choose to complete the survey may do so by visiting the Tyrone Hospital web site at www.tyronehospital.org and clicking on the yellow “community survey” icon. The survey is brief and takes just a few minutes to complete.
Individuals who complete and submit a survey have the option of entering their name to be eligible for prizes that will be provided by Tyrone Hospital.
Prizes offered are: first prize, $200; second prize, $100 and third prize, $50. Prizes will be drawn March 1. Those who win will need to visit Tyrone Hospital to claim the prize.
“We are offering the prizes as a courtesy because we appreciate people taking the time to give us their input,” said Van Dyke. “People can also feel free to submit the survey anonymously, if they prefer.”
The community survey will be available on Tyrone Hospital’s web-site until February 18.