Flu season is in full swing, but it is never too late to receive a flu vaccine, which is the best way to prevent and minimize illness from the flu. This not only protects you from the flu, but others around you.
Flu can have a devastating effect on people of all ages. Guthrie urges the community to receive their flu vaccinations this year to minimize the spread and impact of the virus. It is important that everyone, particularly those most at risk, including young children, elderly people, pregnant women, and those with any pre-existing health conditions, receive their flu shots as soon as possible to ensure they are protected.
Although some areas of the country are reporting limited stock of flu vaccines, all Guthrie locations continue to have flu vaccines in stock. Patients who wish to receive a vaccine should contact their primary care provider.
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 300 physicians and 190 advanced practice providers in a regional office network encompassing 45 sub-specialty and primary care sites in 21 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.