2018 Flu Clinics

2018 Flu Clinic

Penn Highlands is offering flu shots at clinics throughout the region! 

Come to one of the locations below, roll up your sleeve and get vaccinated for the upcoming influenza season. No appointments necessary.

We can bill your insurance. Please bring your insurance card.
Medicare patients: We can bill Medicare and all Medicare Advantage plans.

If you do not have insurance or if it is cheaper for you to pay out-of-pocket, the self-pay cost is $40. 
Please bring a check or cash.

The schedule this year is:

Flu Schedule Download

October 1 , 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM - Mt. Jewett Senior Center, Mt. Jewett

October 1, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  - Fox Township Senior Center, Kersey

October 2 , 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM , Jones Township Senior Center, Wilcox

October 2, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  - Johnsonburg Senior Center, Johnsonburg

October 4, 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM  - Bennett’s Valley Senior Center, Weedville

October 4, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  - Smethport Senior Center, Smethport

October 6, 8:00 AM - 12 Noon - Central Resource Center, DuBois

October 6, 8:00 AM - 12 Noon  - Medical Office Building, Suite 130, St. Marys

October 6, 8:00 AM - 12 Noon - QCare Clearfield, Clearfield

October 6, 8:00 AM - 12 Noon - QCare Brookville, Brookville

October 6, 8:00 AM - 12 Noon - QCare Cameron County, Emporium

October 6, 8:00 AM - 12 Noon - QCare Moshannon Valley, Philipsburg

October 6, 8:00 AM - 12 Noon - QCare Punxsutawney, Punxsutawney

October 6, 8:00 AM - 12 Noon - St. Marys Community Medical Building - Lab/Registration Lobby, St. Marys 

October 8, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - St. Marys Senior Center, St. Marys

October 10, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Coalport Center for Active Living, Coalport

October 11, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Bradford Senior Center, Bradford

October 16, 10:00 AM -11:30 AM - Port Allegany Senior Center, Port Allegany

October 16, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Decatur Village, Philipsburg

October 18, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Ridgway Terrace Commons, Ridgway

October 23, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Driftwood Senior Center, Driftwood

October 23, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Emporium Senior Center, Emporium

October 24, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Eldred Senior Center, Eldred

October 29, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Kane Senior Center, Kane

Getting a flu shot now is helpful later.

Penn Highlands Healthcare agrees with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that everyone age 6 months and older should get a flu shot. The flu vaccine can reduce flu illnesses and prevent flu-related hospitalizations for all ages. For young people, older adults and those who have other health issues, it can be life-saving. 

It takes about two weeks after a vaccination for a flu shot to really start protecting us. Getting a flu shot now is helpful later. 

What does it protect you from? The composition of U.S. flu vaccines is reviewed annually and updated to match circulating flu viruses. Flu vaccines protect against the three to four viruses that research suggests will be most common.
 
For 2018-19, flu vaccines are slightly different from last season's flu shot. Specifically, there will be a different strain of the H3N2 virus and a different strain of the influenza B virus in this season's flu shot, compared with last season's shot.
 
According to the CDC, the 2018-2019 trivalent flu shot will contain the following strains of the flu virus:

  •  A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus — This is the H1N1 component that is the same as last year's flu shot.
  •  A/Singapore/INFIMH-16–0019/2016 A(H3N2)-like virus — This is the H3N2 component that is different from last year's flu shot.
  •  B/Colorado/06/2017-like (B/Victoria lineage) virus — This is the influenza B strain component that is the different from last year's shot.