With flu cases increasing across Pennsylvania, it’s not too late to get your flu shot – the best defense against getting the virus. Geisinger is hosting a final Super Saturday Flu Vaccine Day on Saturday, Nov. 23. It’s an opportunity to get your flu shot before the holidays and before flu season reaches its peak.
There are 23 Geisinger community medicine offices and 15 Geisinger pediatric offices participating, including Geisinger Moosic, 4004 Birney Ave.
According to the most recent data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, 636 flu cases have been reported in 55 of the 67 counties in the Commonwealth this flu season. Six cases have been confirmed in Luzerne County, and 12 cases have been confirmed in Wayne County. Fewer than five cases have been confirmed in Lackawanna, Monroe and Wyoming counties.
Vaccination guidelines call for everyone age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against the flu. Flu season generally begins in November and can run through May, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. There are certain people who are considered most vulnerable for contracting the flu, including pregnant women, patients with asthma and other respiratory infections, heart and lung conditions, diabetes and anyone over age 65.
In addition to this final Super Saturday Flu Vaccine Day, Geisinger community medicine offices offer flu shots during regular office hours, with many locations open until 7 p.m. Also, patients age 9 and older can get a flu shot at Geisinger Careworks locations any day of the week, with no appointment necessary.
For a full list of Super Saturday Flu Vaccine Day locations, as well as helpful tips on staying flu free this season, visit geisinger.org/flu.