Flu shots available at churches
September 11, 2009

In an effort to improve influenza immunization, the Chicago Area Immunization Campaign (CAIC), in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), has scheduled eight faith-based flu clinics prior to the onset of the flu season. Each of the weekend clinics will be held in a church or senior services center.

“As churches and pastors are some of the most influential forces in the lives of many Chicagoans, holding clinics at houses of worship is an excellent way to reach people that might not have access to a health care provider or are unaware of the importance of receiving annual inoculations,” said Lisa Kritz, project director of the CAIC.

The faith-based flu clinic schedule includes:
– Sunday, Oct. 4, St. Pius V Church, 1910 S. Ashland Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
– Sunday, Oct. 11, St. Francis of Assisi Church, 813 W. Roosevelt Road, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
– Sunday, Oct. 18, Greater Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 1308 S. Independence Blvd., 1 to 5 p.m.

For additional information regarding CDPH clinic locations, Chicago area residents should call 311. Information on flu clinics in Cook, DuPage and Lake Counties can be found at http://www.ilmaternal.org/CAIC/flu.htm.

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