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OMC Family Medicine offering Flu Shot Clinics

In an effort to keep the community safe, Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) is holding flu shot clinics at their OMC Family Medicine Clinics.

Flu shots will be available with no appointment necessary during designated times and are covered by most health insurance plans with no copay. They will also be available for $30 for those without insurance. OMC Pharmacists will also offer additional immunizations such as pneumonia, shingles, and tetanus covered under most insurance plans.

“Preventing the flu is important each year. But it’s even more critical now when so many of our healthcare resources are being utilized to treat patients with COVID-19,” said William A. McGee, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Board-Certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon, OMC. “By minimizing your chances of contracting the flu and needing to seek medical attention for it, you are doing your part to conserve these resources.”

Vaccines offered:

Influenza (flu) – Recommended for all ages, every year during flu season, including pregnant women during any trimester.

Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) – Recommended for all adults 65 years or older.

Shingles – Recommended for adults 50 and older, including adults who have had shingles or got the previous shingles vaccine (Zostavax).

Tetanus and Whooping Cough – Recommended for all babies, children, preteens, and adults.

OMC Flu Shot Clinic Schedule:

OMC Alton, 100 Medical Drive – Friday, October 23rd 1-4 p.m.

OMC Gainesville, 37 Medical Drive – Wednesday, October 21st 1-4 p.m.

OMC Mountain Grove, 500 E. 19th St. – Tuesday, October 20th 3-6 p.m.

OMC Mountain View, 220 N. Elm St. – Monday, October 19th 3-6 p.m.

OMC Thayer, 1375 Nettleton Ave. – Thursday, October 22nd 1-4 p.m.

OMC Winona, 9104 State Highway 19 – Monday, October 19th 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

“Keeping the communities we serve safe and healthy is always a priority, but it is particularly important during this vulnerable time,” says Katie Mahan, Pharmacist and OMC Pharmacy Director. “By providing this convenient healthcare service, we are focused on what our patients want and need.”

About OMC Family Medicine.

With nine convenient locations, OMC’s family medicine clinics are committed to improving the quality of life for all the people in their region through accessible healthcare services. OMC knows how important it is to have high-quality healthcare available in your community, which is why they continue to invest in the community through OMC physicians, nurse practitioners, and clinics.

About OMC.

Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing primary care and specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare, and home care services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire medical system has more than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas. For more information about OMC, visit www.OzarksMedicalCenter.com.

Pictured from left to right: Katie Mahan, Pharmacist, and Pharmacy Director; William A. McGee, MD, Chief Medical Officer, and Board-Certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Ozarks Medical Center.

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