Penrose cancels flu clinics, cites lack of vaccine

If you haven’t already gotten the flu vaccination, don’t plan on going to the area hospitals to get one.

A vaccination shortage for seasonal flu has caused Penrose-St. Francis Health Services to cancel the remainder of their public flu vaccination clinics for the rest of the season.

Memorial Health System elected not to hold any public flu vaccination clinics this year, citing a lack of available staff resources.

To find another flu shot clinic, go to

 Some area pharmacies are still giving shots.

The Visiting Nurses Association also is hosting a number of clinics – both on site and at area community centers. Go to to find a clinic.

Flu clinics at the VNA are only regular, seasonal flu vaccines. Call 457-4349 for updates about seasonal vaccinations and the H1N1 vaccination and for clinic hours.