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Parish Nurse
Cathie Stinson, RN, B.S.N.
stinsoncathie@saintmalachy.org
(309) 944-5393 

Our Parish Nurse will be available in her office every Tuesday and Friday from 8:30 - 11:30 am.  If you can't make this time contact the office at 944-5393 to make an appointment that is more convenient for you.

Blood Pressure checks are available.
Feel free to call Cathie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Parish Nurse:

Why get Vaccinated for the Flu??

Influenza ("Flu') is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every winter, usually between October and May.

Flu is caused by the influenza virus, and can be spread by coughing, sneezing and close contact.  Anyone can get the flu, but the risk of getting the flu is highest among children.  Symptoms come on suddenly and may last several days.  They can include:fever/chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, runny or stuffy nose.

Flu can make some people much sicker than others.  These people include young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women, and people with certain health conditions-such as heart, lung, kidney disease, or a weakened immune system. Flu vaccine is especially important for these people, and anyone is close contact with them.

Flu can also lead to pneumonia, and make existing medical conditions worse.  It can cause diarrhea and seizures in children.

Each year many people in the United States die from flu, and many are hospitalized.  Flu vaccine is the best protection we have from flu and it's complications.  Flu vaccine also helps prevent spreading flu from person to person.     

St. Malachy Catholic Church will host Vorac Pharmacy

October 3rd, 2021 from 8-noon for a Flu shot clinic 

Ages 5 and above can receive the vaccine- (we will not restrain anyone - child must be willing).

Free with Medicare --- Insurance can be billed ---  $30 if you want to pay cash

We will be in Room A unless otherwise neccessary

You can make an appointment at (put curser on the link below to access)

https://hipaa.jotform.com/212305533854149

Forms will also be made available to be filled out weeks before hand, and then brought to the clinic. They will be at a table outside the library if you do not wish or can't use the computer

Hope to see you!!