Published on October 12, 2018

Parkview Mobile Nurses Provide Flu Shots for Community 

On a cold and dreary Tuesday morning, the Parkview Mobile Nurses held their annual flu shot clinic at the Pueblo West Emergency Room.

The nurses spent the morning distributing vaccines in a drive-up flu clinic outside of the ER then came back that evening for a more traditional clinic inside the building.

Between the two clinics, the nurses dispensed more than 200 vaccines.

But there’s more to come.

The nurses will have another flu shot clinic next month, from 4 to 6 p.m., Nov. 13 at the Pueblo West ER. The shots are free for Medicare Part B patients and $25 for everyone else.

Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted as forms of payment and the nurses urge folks to wear a short-sleeved shirt.

While immunization is the best way to prevent the flu, there are ways to bolster your immune system to add extra layers of protection this season. The nurses suggest four or five servings of fruit and vegetables a day, lots of Vitamin D through Pueblo’s abundant sunshine, stay hydrated, get between six and eight hours of sleep and fins ways to decrease stress.

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.