Free flu shots at Greer Memorial through this evening

Afternoon session is 3-6 p.m., the clinic is in hospital's lobby

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Bobby Chapman gets his free flu vaccine from nurse Mandy Thompson at Greer Memorial Hospital. A second session is being offered today from 3-6 p.m. 

Jim Fair

Bobby Chapman gets his free flu vaccine from nurse Mandy Thompson at Greer Memorial Hospital. A second session is being offered today from 3-6 p.m. 



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Emily Ferguson visited Greer Memorial Hospital and then hit social media alerting her friends of the free flu vaccine.

Jim Fair

Emily Ferguson visited Greer Memorial Hospital and then hit social media alerting her friends of the free flu vaccine.



Cheryl Moore, Manager of Customer Service, was cheerfully steering visitors to the free flu shot area in the lobby of Greer Memorial Hospital this morning. A steady stream of people of all ages took advantage of the clinic.

Free flu shots are available today at Greer Memorial Hospital in the main lobby. The first session ends at 1 p.m. The afternoon session is 3-6 p.m.

“This is part of our mission, to keep part of the community healthy,” Moore said. “People are embracing it because it’s convenient and some can’t afford to pay for themselves or family.”

Emily Ferguson, a morning producer at WYFF-TV, said the convenience was only half of the advantage. “Free is nice. It’s a very easy process,” she said.

Before leaving the parking lot Ferguson said she was reaching out to her friends on Facebook and Twitter about taking advantage of the health initiative.  Greer Memorial offered the free flu shot last year at First Presbyterian and will accommodate as many requests as possible, Moore said. “It’s easier if they come to us, though,” she said.

Greer Memorial administered free flu shots to the city employees on their “Benefit” day two weeks ago.

 

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