ESPAÑOLA, N.M. – As part of its annual health fair, Presbyterian Medical Group will provide FREE flu shots, pneumonia and TDAP (Whooping Cough) vaccines until vaccines are gone. The health fair will take place in the main lobby at Presbyterian Española Hospital (PEH) on Saturday, October 10. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon.
PEH will also offer blood pressure checks and FREE bike helmets until supplies are gone. Healthcare vendors will be available to share information on PEH’s community based programs for diabetes, home care and first time mothers. Individuals can also receive assistance signing up for MyChart and Medicaid.
The 2015-2016 flu vaccine will protect against four strains of seasonal flu:
- Influenza A H3N2-type virus
- Influenza A H1N1-type virus
- Two Influenza B-type viruses
Flu shots are offered to individuals 2 years and older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone six months and older receive the flu vaccine.
About Presbyterian Española Hospital
Presbyterian Española Hospital has been owned and managed by Presbyterian Healthcare Services since 1977. This partnership is dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families and communities in Española and Rio Arriba County. Presbyterian Española Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare Services operate a hospital, a primary care and specialty clinic, sleep disorder center, community-based programs, outpatient rehabilitation services and home healthcare services in Rio Arriba County. Presbyterian Española Hospital is one of eight hospitals run by Presbyterian, which also has a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group.