Geisinger is once again making better health easier by hosting Super Saturday flu vaccine events now through November.
Simply drive up to Geisinger’s Lewistown clinic (21 Geisinger Lane) and receive a shot without leaving your vehicle — no appointment needed. At locations without drive-in shots, walk-in shots are available.
The first Super Saturday event will be this Saturday, Sept. 17. All Super Saturday events run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Two other Super Saturdays will be held Oct. 8 and Nov. 5.
“While flu cases were lower last year, it’s still important to get vaccinated,” said Stanley Martin, M.D., director of Geisinger’s Division of Infectious Diseases. “Like COVID-19, the flu can be very serious. By getting immunized, you’re not only protecting yourself, but keeping yourself from spreading the flu to others at high risk of severe illness, including children, the elderly, and those immunocompromised.”
Flu season typically begins in the fall and lasts throughout the winter, although the virus can be spread year-round. “Based on current levels, we may see more flu cases this winter than we have in the past five years,” Martin added. “We want to vaccinate as many people as possible.”
Those 65 and older can receive shots at Geisinger 65 Forward locations.
Walk-in flu shots for patients ages 6 months and older will also be available for walk-in at Geisinger’s Lewistown clinic .
There’s no need to preregister to get a flu shot. Remember to wear a mask and loose-fitting clothing that allows easy access to the upper arm.
For more information on fighting flu this season, visit geisinger.org/flu.
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