Medical Center of Marin Partners with MCDHHS and Whistlestop to Provide 50 Comp Flu Shots for their Aging Members on Wednesday, Oct 29 at Whistlestop in San Rafael, CA

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On Wednesday, October 29th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, the Medical Center of Marin (MCoM) will be administering 50 complimentary flu shots donated by the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (MCDHHS) to the elderly uninsured/underinsured population at Whistlestop Active Aging Center in San Rafael, CA, in the Caboose Room on a Drop-in only basis.

Our goal is to reach more families and individuals in need, whether it be with our flu clinic or our Unify event. We continue to look for opportunities to make an even greater impact on our community this year.

On Wednesday, October 29th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, the Medical Center of Marin (MCoM) will be administering 50 complimentary flu shots donated by the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (MCDHHS) to the elderly uninsured/underinsured population. The event will be hosted by Whistlestop Active Aging Center (in the Caboose Room on a Drop-in only basis at 930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael), a non-profit organization focused on providing a variety of services to their aging members and guests. For more information on services provided by Whistlestop, please visit: http://www.whistlestop.org or call (415) 456-9062.

This flu clinic is not the first time that these three organizations have partnered together to provide services to the community. Last year, MCoM created and sponsored a community outreach event—Unify—which assisted more than 175 needy families obtain free items and services. Whistlestop hosted the one-day event and MCDHHS, along with the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers (SEIU), provided ten Certified Enrollment Counselors (CECs) who assisted and advised 62 people with respect to signing up for health coverage. For more information on last year’s Unify event visit: http://www.mcomarin.com/press_area#press.

MCoM will be sponsoring the Unify event again this year on January 17th, 2015, with the support of Whistlestop and MCDHHS. They will be looking for additional participants including non-profit organizations, businesses and volunteers to help make this outreach event an even larger success. “Our goal is to reach more families and individuals in need, whether it be with our flu clinic or our Unify event. We continue to look for opportunities to make an even greater impact on the community this year.” concluded Loral Wright, Unify Organizer and Marketing Specialist for MCoM.

In the past, MCoM and MCDHHS have worked together to stagger flu clinics in an effort to vaccinate as many Marin County residents as possible. With the addition of the Whistlestop flu clinic this year, they are planning to reach even farther. For more information on Influenza vaccinations visit: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/ or http://marinflu.org/. Marinflu.org is the County’s website dedicated to flu season and it has local information on flu activity and vaccination events held by the County.

ABOUT MCOM
Medical Center of Marin is an urgent care and occupational medicine clinic located in Corte Madera just off Highway 101. They offer minimal wait time and personalized walk-in-service at a cost that is far less than an emergency room visit. They provide a wide-range of services including physician visits, full-lab and pharmacy onsite, digital x-ray facilities, physical therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic care. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. All but life threatening injuries can be treated at this locally owned and managed clinic. MCoM has been serving the community of Marin County for the over 25 years.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Loral Wright, Marketing Specialist
Medical Center of Marin
101 Casa Buena Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925
loral(at)mcomarin(dot)com
415.924.4525 x24 or 415.328.8930 Mobile

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