Guthrie Clinic Owego, NY Tetanus Vaccine Distribution Open Sept. 16

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Guthrie Clinic Owego, NY Tetanus Vaccine Distribution Open Sept. 16

Sayre, PA –The Guthrie Clinic mobile tetanus clinic set up at the Owego Guthrie Clinic office at 128 North Avenue in Owego, NY will reopen at the same location from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 16.

The Owego Guthrie Clinic office will remain closed until further notice. Owego's walk-in clinic will now be in the Apalachin office from 7 - 10 a.m. Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday. The office will be temporarily relocating to the Guthrie Clinic Apalachin, 3 Tioga Blvd., please call 607-625-2136 with any questions.

Vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B are not routinely provided to flood-relief workers. Hepatitis A can infect a person who comes in contact with the stool or blood of a person who currently has Hepatitis A and all flood workers should wear gloves and wash hands before eating. However, Hepatitis A is not a serious illness and does not become a chronic condition. Hepatitis B is a serious illness usually transmitted through direct contact with infected bodily fluids (blood transfusion, sharing needles or sexual activity). It is possible that Hepatitis B, however, can be transmitted through flood waters. To minimize risks, wear personal protective equipment (see paragraphs above) and wash hands frequently.

As the region's healthcare leader, Guthrie Health is dedicated to providing health and wellness services to the people of the region. The Guthrie mobile command unit is designed to provide vital healthcare services to the region in times of disaster.

Guthrie Healthcare System, a nonprofit organization is comprised of the Guthrie Clinic, a multi-specialty medical practice with 260 physicians and more than 130 midlevel providers located throughout Pennsylvania and New York – and three hospitals: Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., Troy Community Hospital in Troy, Pa., and Corning Hospital in Corning, NY.