In partnership with Constellation Brands and CMAC, Thompson Health is offering a free flu clinic for the uninsured and underinsured.
Saturday, October 24
9 am to 11 am
Canandaigua Medical Group
335 Parrish St., Canandaigua
Please enter through the main entrance for COVID screeing prior to your vaccination.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR A MASK.
Shots are available to adults and to children ages 9 and older. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!
The 2020 - 2021 vaccine provides protection against four flu viruses, including the H3N2 and H1N1.
New this year, is a second option – with limited availability – is for those 65 and older: This high-dose flu vaccine contains additional antigen designed to create a stronger immune response in the person getting the vaccine. The high-dose vaccine protects against four flu viruses.
As we head into flu season, these community partners share a collective goal to ensure that everyone in our community is protected, regardless of insurance status.
For many years, CMAC has funded free Thompson Health flu clinics with proceeds from concertgoers’ tips collected at its Constellation Brands Ambassador Tent throughout its concert season. Although the COVID-19 pandemic forced CMAC to cancel or reschedule all of the shows lined up for the 2020 season, this year’s clinic is possible thanks to a combined donation of $3,000 from CMAC and Constellation Brands.
Ginny Clark, President of the Friends of CMAC, said, “With the unfortunate onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that the flu clinic is even more critically important this year. We are pleased to support this effort by Thompson Hospital in delivering this service to our community.”
Thompson Health Development Specialist Heather Rickett said that Thompson Health – a nonprofit health system – is grateful to be able to offer a free flu clinic once again this year, despite the pandemic’s impact on CMAC’s 2020 season.
“This flu season, it is especially important to Thompson that we ensure local residents – regardless of insurance status – have access to the flu vaccine. We want to keep them healthy, and doing so will also help us focus on the challenges presented by the pandemic,” she said.
For more information on the Oct. 24 free clinic, call 585-924-1510.