The flu season will soon be here, so Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) in Windsor, Vermont and Ottauquechee Health Center in Woodstock, Vermont will offer flu vaccinations clinics this fall, with multiple dates in Windsor and Woodstock, Vermont to help Upper Valley residents avoid the physical discomfort of flu season, and to help the Hospital preserve resources by minimizing flu hospitalizations as it fights both the flu virus and COVID-19.
“In the time of Covid, getting your influenza vaccination is critical.” says Dr. Joseph Perras, President, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of MAHHC. He explains, “With the delta variant of COVID-19 still circulating, a flu shot will not only protect individuals from the flu, but will help ease the burden on healthcare resources as we face both viruses. The flu vaccine is proven safe and effective, and getting your shot can make a world of difference.” Once again this year, as part of MAHHC’s safety protocols, appointments must be made to attend one of the flu clinics; there will be no walk-ins permitted. Flu season typically runs from October through May, with “peak season” spanning December through February.
The next two clinics at MAHHC in Windsor will take place on Saturday, October 16 from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, and Saturday, November 13 from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Mt. Ascutney Hospital is located at 289 County Road in Windsor. Appointments are available by calling (802) 674-7300.
The next two clinics at the Ottauquechee Health Center in Woodstock will take place on Saturday, October 30 from 9:00 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, and Saturday, November 20 from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Ottauquechee Health Center is located at 32 Pleasant Street in Woodstock. Appointments are available by calling (802) 457-3030.
MAHHC encourages everyone to bring their insurance card to their appointment to insure easy and accurate processing. An expanded list of flu clinic dates in November and December are available and the Hospital urges the public to visit our Flu Vaccinations page for more information.
About Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
Founded in 1933, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) is a not-for-profit community hospital network in Vermont including the critical access-designated Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Historic Homes of Runnemede, a senior residential care campus, in Windsor, as well as the Ottauquechee Health Center in Woodstock. A member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system, MAHHC provides primary care and a comprehensive suite of specialty services, along with 25 inpatient beds, a therapeutic pool and an acclaimed, fully modernized 10-bed Acute Rehabilitation Center. Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is dedicated to improving the lives of those it serves and is at the hub of a wide network of community resources that have partnered to cover gaps in services, and improve overall population health. One of the largest employers in the area, MAHHC acknowledges its employees as its greatest asset and has been recognized by the Governor’s Office with an Excellence in Worksite Wellness award.
Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), is a recent recipient of Best Practice recognition by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) for health care quality, and is recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as one of the “Most Wired” hospitals for integration of technology to boost clinical performance. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded MAHHC with Level 3 status, the highest level of medical home designation.