Zeeland Community Hospital

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital to Host Community Flu Clinics

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ZEELAND, MI – September 18, 2017 – According to the Center for Disease Control, the best way to prevent the seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. Beginning this month, Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital will be holding community flu clinics on-site at the hospital.

“Those with the highest risk for serious flu complications are young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease, and people 65 years of age and older,” said Pat Van Omen, infection preventionist, Zeeland Community Hospital. “If possible, you should get the flu vaccination by the end of October for the most effective results.”

Flu clinics will be held in the conference rooms of the DeWitt Professional Office Building at Zeeland Community Hospital. The dates and times are the following:

  • Friday, September 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Friday, October 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

During the community clinics, vaccinations are available for individuals ages 5 and older. The fee is $55 and direct billing is available for participating insurance providers. For more information or additional clinic locations, visit spectrumhealth.org/flu.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 180 ambulatory and service sites; 3,400 physicians and advanced practice providers, including 1,500 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan with 783,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 25,600 employees. The organization provided $372 million in community benefit during its 2017 fiscal year. Spectrum Health was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems—and in the top five among the largest health systems—in 2017 by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM. This is the sixth time the organization has received this recognition.

Contact:
Ashley Kiekintveld
Marketing and Communications
Phone: 616.748.3610
Email: ashley.kiekintveld@spectrumhealth.org