San Clemente, CA, September 30, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Flu season is right around the corner and local doctors are encouraging South Orange County residents to get their flu shots. Saddleback Memorial Medical Center – San Clemente and the Orange County Health Department are teaming up to offer free drive-thru flu shots on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 7a.m.-1p.m.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, five to twenty percent of the population on average gets the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. The flu can be serious, especially for children and the elderly, and Saddleback Memorial advises that people take the proper precautions to help prevent the flu.
The people who are eligible for flu shots are the following:
-Those 12 years of age and older
-People with chronic diseases
-Health care workers
-Women who will be pregnant during flu season
-People with health conditions that suppress their immune or respiratory system
-Caregivers or household contacts of children under five years old
-Caregivers or household contacts of people with medical conditions that place them at higher risk complications from flu
Those that receive a drive-thru flu shot on October 30 are encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item for participation in Saddleback Memorial’s food drive. The food drive is being coordinated by the San Clemente Rotary Club and foods collected will be delivered to community food pantries.
The free drive-thru flu shots will be held:
When: Friday, October 30, 2015 from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. or while supplies last
Where: Saddleback Memorial – San Clemente –
654 Camino De Los Mares, San Clemente
Please enter at main entrance and this is a drive-thru clinic only - no walk-ins. There will be officers directing traffic.
*Must be at least 12 years old to receive a free drive-thru flu shot.
For more information, please call 949-489-4570.
About Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
With campuses in Laguna Hills and San Clemente, Saddleback Memorial is continually honored for exceptional medical expertise that offers high quality, compassionate care for patients and families at every stage of their lives. Its centers of excellence are renowned for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease, stroke, pulmonary disease, orthopedics and diabetes; and for leadership in emergency medicine, breast health, surgery including robotic-assisted procedures, advanced imaging, women’s health and geriatric care. The Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Memorial Laguna Hills includes personalized obstetrics care and a highly regarded perinatal program and neonatal intensive care unit that specialize in high-risk pregnancies and caring for fragile newborns. Part of MemorialCare Health System, Saddleback Memorial has been named one of Healthgrades 2015 America’s 50 Best Hospitals, Becker’s Healthcare Top Hospitals, rated #1 Hospital in Orange County by consumers and received the American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus for Cardiac and Stroke care. To learn more, go to memorialcare.org/saddleback.
About MemorialCare Health System
MemorialCare Health System is a nonprofit integrated delivery system that includes six top hospitals – Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Community Hospital Long Beach, Orange Coast Memorial, and Saddleback Memorial Laguna Hills and San Clemente; medical groups – MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians; a health plan – Seaside Health Plan; and numerous outpatient health centers, imaging centers and surgery centers throughout the Southland (Orange County and Los Angeles County). For more information, go to memorialcare.org.