Memorial won’t, but Penrose will, offer flu shots

Memorial Health System will not offer flu or H1N1 vaccinations this year.

“We think there are so many other places to get flu shots – even at Walgreens,” said spokesman Chris Valentine. “We decided last year that resources were not being adequately used in a flu shot clinic – and that they could be better used elsewhere.”

Valentine said the decision wasn’t financial, but was based “more on staffing issues.”

Penrose-St. Francis will offer a series of public flu shot clinics beginning in October and will announce plans for H1N1 immunizations later.

Clinics will be held at Penrose Community Urgent Care, 3205 N. Academy Blvd.; Penrose Hospital, 2222 N. Nevada Ave.; and St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Road.

For more information call Centura Health Ask-A-Nurse at 776-5555.

One Response to Memorial won’t, but Penrose will, offer flu shots

  1. Just to clarify, Memorial will provide flu shots (seasonal flu & H1N1) to its staff, as usual.

    Cari Davis
    September 11, 2009 at 3:35 pm