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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2009

St. Nicholas Hospital Seasonal Flu Vaccine Update

Sheboygan, Wis. —St. Nicholas Hospital Shrug the Bug Seasonal Flu Clinic has no additional seasonal flu vaccines available to offer to the public, including those who may be at high risk for flu-like complications.

St. Nicholas Hospital encourages people to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommendation of continuing good health habits like covering a cough and washing hands to help stop the spread of germs.

We recommend you be seen by a doctor if you have fever over 101 degrees, a cough, and any one of the following:

  • trouble breathing
  • you are pregnant
  • younger than 2 years of age
  • you have a serious medical condition such as asthma, cancer, heart problems, or if you are taking steroids (prednisone)

Please do not come to the Emergency Department requesting H1N1 (Swine) Flu testing if you are not experiencing the symptoms noted above. You may put yourself at risk for accidental exposure to the H1N1 (Swine) Flu.

About St. Nicholas Hospital
St. Nicholas Hospital is the recipient of the 2009/2010 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. St. Nicholas Hospital is rated among the Nation's top 5% of hospitals for patient experience and one of only 211 facilities in the country to achieve this distinction two years in a row.

St. Nicholas Hospital is a non-profit hospital sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis located at 3100 Superior Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Their mission and vision is to provide family-centered, compassionate care without regard for race, creed, or ability to pay. This is achieved through the core values of respect, care, competence, and joy.

To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org .

CONTACT: Xue Yang
Marketing Assistant
St. Nicholas Hospital
3100 Superior Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
920-459-4739
xyang@sns.hshs.org

 

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