For Immediate Release: Contact: Tony Felts, 317-287-6036
October 12, 2020 [email protected]
Indianapolis—October 12, 2020—As part of its mission to improve lives and communities across Indiana, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will sponsor no cost flu clinics in partnership with the Gary Southshore Railcats and Western Governors University.
The pop-up clinics will be held on six days beginning October 15 at the The Steel Yard, the home of the Railcats.
“Getting the flu shot this year is more important than ever,” said Dr. Julie Keck, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Director. “Getting the flu weakens the body’s defenses making us more vulnerable to COVID-19. A flu shot can help decrease the risk of becoming sick with the flu by as much as 60 percent and is also a way to protect those around you including young children, older adults and those with chronic health conditions.”
Flu shots are available to anyone in the community at no cost. You do not have to be insured or an Anthem member, but if you do have insurance, bring your insurance card. Most of these events are for ages 11 and up, but restrictions may apply at certain events. All CDC and local health department protocols will be followed, including social distancing and face masks.
Pre-registration helps ensure that enough shots will be available, but is not required. Walk-ins are welcome. For times and to register, visit http://anthem.ly/influclinic.
The Steel Yard, One Stadium Plaza
October 15, 22, 24, 29
November 5, 7, 12
· Each year, millions of people (about 8 percent of the U.S. population) get the flu.
· In the 2018-19 flu season, the flu shot helped prevent:
o 4.4 million illnesses
o 2.3 million medical visits
o 58,000 hospitalizations
o 3,500 deaths
· Prevention is important:
o Clean shared surfaces. Wipe down telephones, keyboards, steering wheels and doorknobs
o Avoid close contact with those who are sick
o Wash your hands often and sneeze and cough into your upper sleeve
o Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
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About the Railcats
A day at Steel Yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways, jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere! RailCats fans come in all ages, shapes, and sizes, and the RailCats promise every fan will have fun.
One Stadium Plaza
Gary, IN 46402