Roll Down Your Window, Roll Up Your Sleeve – Get a Flu Shot!
Carondelet & Tucson News Now Partner to Hold Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics this Weekend

Carondelet and Tucson News Now (KOLD/KMSB) are teaming up to provide the Tucson community with an opportunity to get a FREE flu shot this weekend and you don’t even have to get out of your car!

Carondelet will be hosting flu vaccination drive-thru clinics at:

Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital campus
Saturday, January 26, 2013
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital campus
Sunday, January 27, 2013
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Anyone over the age of 9 can be immunized at these clinics.
Each hospital drive-thru plans to have the capability to immunize up to 1,000 people.

“Getting a flu vaccination is one of the best ways to arm yourself against contracting the flu and spreading it to others in our community,” said Carondelet Chief Medical Officer Donald Denmark, M.D. “We know that this flu season has hit the East Coast extremely hard. It usually strikes Arizona hardest this time of year. Now is the time to get immunized if you haven’t already.”

What you need to know:

• The drive-thru clinics will provide vaccinations for up to 1,000 people at each location.
• Anyone 9 years old and older can be vaccinated at these locations.
• The flu vaccinations are free to the public and provided by Carondelet as a community service.
• You do not need to show any proof of insurance to receive a vaccination.
• Each person receiving a vaccination will be required to sign a consent form.
• You’ll be asked to park for 15 minutes after the immunization because, in rare occasions, some people can experience an allergic reaction to a flu vaccination.
• Please be prepared to wait in a drive-thru line as cars ahead of you move through the vaccination station.

Where you need to go:

At Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital on Sat., Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: People should travel west on St. Mary’s Road, past Silverbell Road, and enter the drive-thru flu shot clinic by taking a left onto Centurion Drive. Centurion Drive is located on the west side of St. Mary’s Hospital. Once you have received your flu shot, you will be directed to exit at Anklam Road and Silverbell.

At Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital on Sun., Jan. 27 from 11am-3pm: People should enter along Broadway Road at Jessica Road (Jessica Road is on the north side of Broadway Road, east of Wilmot Road.) Cars will follow Jessica Road north and then curve west onto Carondelet Drive. Once you have received your flu shot, you will exit west at Carondelet Drive and Wilmot Road.

Tucson Police Department will provide traffic support at both locations. Drivers should follow the directional signage along the roadway near the hospital campuses.

About Carondelet Health Network Located in Tucson, Arizona, Carondelet Health Network is a Catholic, nonprofit healthcare system dedicated to responding to the health, prevention, education, and wellness needs of Southern Arizonans. Carondelet was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet more than 132 years ago. Carondelet’s Tucson facilities include St. Mary's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute at St. Mary’s Hospital, and Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital in Nogales, Arizona. Carondelet’s family of services also include nearly two dozen primary and specialty care offices, an ambulatory surgery center, several imaging centers, Hospice and Palliative Care, and a variety of other outpatient services. Carondelet Health Network is a ministry of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic, not-for-profit healthcare system. In Fiscal Year 2012, Carondelet provided nearly $66 million in Community Benefit to improve the health of our community and increase access to healthcare. More information about Carondelet Health Network is available at www.carondelet.org.