Prisma Health, AnMed Health offering flu vaccinations

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Prisma Health and Anderson-based AnMed Health both released details Tuesday on their flu-vaccination efforts.Prisma Health hopes to vaccinate approximately 200,000 people during the 2020 flu season, which would be a record for the state’s largest healthcare system.With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Prisma Health officials are stressing that flu vaccinations have taken on added importance this year.Recent press conference:While COVID-19 vaccine may be ‘many months’ away, Gov. McMaster wants more SC schools open“Everyone is at risk for getting COVID-19 this year, which means everyone is at risk for the potential of having COVID-19 and flu at the same time. That could be catastrophic for many patients,”  said Dr. Saria Saccocio, ambulatory chief medical officer at Prisma Health.Prisma Health will offer reduced-cost flu vaccinations at hospitals, mobile clinics, physicians’ offices, community outreach, business-health sites or additional flu-vaccine events in 11 counties across the Midlands and Upstate. Information on Prisma Health’s flu prevention efforts can be found on a dedicated webpage, PrismaHealth.org/Flu.“Because the flu vaccine will be so important during this COVID-19 pandemic, our desire is to remove the cost barrier as much as possible,” said Saccocio. “We will continue to process insurance since most …

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