Community Health Flu Shot Clinics for Adults and Kids. CHCRR courtesy photo.
Vermont Business Magazine “It’s incredibly important that people get flu vaccines this year,” said Community Health Director of Quality Tracy Upton, RN. So, Community Health has arranged weekday and Saturday clinics for adults and children, and offers an online appointment schedule for current Community Health patients. “Established patients can call to schedule an appointment or signup online on our website,” Upton said. "Flu vaccines are available to everyone, not only Community Health patients.”
Community Health has already started offering flu shots to patients who come to any one of the health network’s seven locations for their regular health and wellness visits. Established patients can schedule their own appointments online on our website chcrr.org and select from a list of open appointments.
Community Health practices have dedicated staff for flu shot clinics on Saturdays in October and during the week. The Saturday flu shot clinics make the vaccinations available to the whole family, by appointment for children at Community Health Pediatrics, and as walk-ins for adults and children at the other locations.
Community Health is also working with area businesses and school districts to provide flu vaccines for groups of employees. Three school districts and several businesses are coordinating with Community Health to prepare flu shot clinics on site for staff members.
“October is the peak month for flu shots,” Upton said. “Last year Community Health administered over 10,000 flu shots, 5,500 of them in the month of October.”
Community Health Saturday Flu Shot Clinic Schedule
Saturday, October 3
Community Health Castleton 8a-12p, walk-in, no appointment needed
Community Health Pediatrics, 8a-12p, call 802-773-9131 for an appointment
Saturday, October 10
Community Health Rutland, 8a-12p, walk-in, no appointment needed
Community Health Pediatrics, 8:30a-11a, call 802-773-9131 for an appointment
Saturday, October 24
Community Health Brandon, 8a-12p, walk-in, no appointment needed
Ask about a weekday appointment at any of our practices:
Community Health Pediatrics, call 802-773-9131
Community Health Shorewell, call 802-897-7000
Community Health Mettowee, call 802-645-0580
Community Health Brandon, call 802-247-6305
Community Health Rutland, call 802-773-3386
Community Health Castleton, call 802-468-5641
Community Health Patient Access Center, call 888-989-8707.
Flu Shots Available Weekdays
Flu shots are available during the week as each Community Health practice has set aside times convenient for their community. Community Health Mettowee has a nurse scheduled to administer flu shots weekdays and evenings, and Community Health Shorewell has flu shots available to patients who come for regular visits. Community Health Castleton is taking appointments for flu shots on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays all month. Call any one of our Community Health practices for the schedule of weekday flu shot clinics for their specific location, or call our main patient access center at 888-989-8707 for information about the flu shot clinics.
For the health and safety of patients and staff, Community Health has developed this schedule of weekday and Saturday flu shot clinics and appointments to ensure safe distancing. Masks will be required, and all patients will be screened before entering any of the Community Health practices or flu shot clinics. “No one will be turned away,” Upton said. “They may have to wait a bit but every one of our sites will make sure every person can get a flu shot.”
Additional flu shot clinics will be scheduled as needed, so you can go to our website or call your nearest practice and ask about the next available Community Health flu shot clinic.
Call now for information or for an appointment 888-989-8707.
Community Health is Vermont’s largest FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center), a network of primary care, pediatric, behavioral health, dental and pharmacy services with offices in Rutland, Brandon, Castleton, West Pawlet and Shoreham. Community Dental offices are located in Rutland and Shoreham, Community Health Pediatrics is in Rutland and Behavioral Health services are available at all of our locations. Community Health Express Care centers, open 7 days-a-week, are located at the Rutland and Castleton Community Health Centers.
All Community Health locations are open and accepting patients. For more information about career opportunities, hours and Community Health locations check our website. The mission of Community Health (Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region) is to improve the health and wellness of all people in the communities we serve by providing access to excellent medical and dental primary care regardless of any financial consideration. chcrr.org
Source: Rutland - Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region chcrr.org