Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Pennsylvania is reporting high influenza activity, according to the state health department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Allegheny County certainly isn't immune from the widespead outbreak of influenza reported by the Pennsylvania Health Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Allegheny County Health Department reports four local deaths in the last few weeks have been attributed to the influenza Type A virus. All four deaths have been patients 65 years or older, with the oldest victim 98 years old, according to Dr. Jim Lando, acting director of the department's Office of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. "Influenza does take people each year," he said. "That's why we do recommend that people get vaccinated." Lando said that between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012—the most up-to-date reporting period this flu season—there had been 215 confirmed …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Allegheny County Health Department and local pharmacies in Forest Hills-Regent Square area offer immunization clinics.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control reports that significant increases in flu activity in the U.S. in the last two weeks indicate that an early flu season is under way. The CDC urges people to get a flu vaccine if they have not done so already this season (see list of local clinics below). The Allegheny County Health Department offers some tips on ways to fight the flu: For more information from the county health department on who is at risk for getting the flu and what to do if you get sick, click here. The following is a list of immunization clinics in the Forest Hills-Regent Square area. Call ahead to confirm the vaccine is in stock. Forest Hills Swissvale Wilkinsburg Oakland Do you know of any other local places to get flu vaccines? Please…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Forbes Regional Hospital is offering a clinic on Friday and Eastern Area PreHospital Services has a free one set for Oct. 16.
Residents of the Forest Hills-Regent Square area can take advantage of two public flu clinics being offered this month. Monroeville Forbes Regional Hospital will be hosting a public flu vaccination clinic on Friday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s Learning Centers. Appointments are available by calling the West Penn Allegheny Physician Access Line at 1-877-284-2000. Appointments are not required; walk-ins are welcome. Patients covered by Medicare Part B should bring their card to the vaccination session so that Forbes Regional can bill their Medicare carrier directly. Non-Medicare patients should be prepared to pay $25 at the time of vaccination. Edgewood Eastern Area PreHospital Services is offering a free flu clinic …