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Unity to Host Community Flu Clinics

Unity Health System will hold three community flu clinics for Rochester area residents 18 and older.  

“We know that the most effective way to prevent the spread of seasonal flu is by getting an annual flu vaccine,” said Joseph Salipante, M.D., Chief Quality Officer, Unity Health System.  “We are proud to be part of the effort that makes flu shots accessible to everyone in our community. We encourage everyone to get a flu shot this year and every year.” 

The community flu clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations and days:

·         Unity at Ridgeway, 2655 Ridgeway Avenue - September 18 and October 2

·         Unity St. Mary’s Campus Main Lobby, 89 Genesee St. – September 25

Up to 2,000 flu shots will be available at these clinics. Most insurance covers the cost of the vaccine. Self-pay costs are $25 per flu shot.

Flu season begins as early as October and run as late as May every year. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends flu vaccines for all people six month and older, especially those at risk of getting the flu and health care professionals.  For more information regarding seasonal flu and the flu vaccine, call Employee Health at (585) 723-7880 or visit the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov/flu. 

About Unity

At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience.  We have over 70 locations in Rochester and Monroe County, including Unity Hospital, located on the Unity Park Ridge Health Care Campus in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester.  Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Stroke Center, Brain Injury & Physical Rehabilitation, and Chemical Dependency. Our Center for Aging has the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults which includes specialized care for dementia, a chronic ventilator unit, three skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, a short-stay transitional care center, home health services, adult day programs, and The Villages at Unity—an independent senior living community. ACM Medical Laboratory is a world leader of patient and clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and India, and lab partnerships across the globe.   Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our overall employee and patient satisfaction ratings and quality outcomes. For more information, visit www.unityhealth.org.