Merski partnering with LECOM to host Oct. 6 drive-through flu shot clinic

Participants asked to bring insurance cards

ERIE, Sept. 30 – With flu season fast approaching, state Rep. Bob Merski is partnering with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine to host a drive-through flu shot clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 6 at his 3901 Liberty St. office.

Merski said the clinic will provide a quick and easy way for residents to strengthen their immunity before flu activity intensifies.

“Although it’s hard to predict the exact timing and intensity of flu season on any given year, we know influenza activity usually starts increasing in October and grows more widespread as the season wears on, peaking between December and February,” Merski said. “I’m encouraging Erie residents to get an early jump on protection now, by visiting my October 6 clinic.”

Merski said participants must bring their insurance cards to get a shot.

Pre-registration is not required, but participants will be asked to complete a form on-site. Residents wishing to complete the form in advance can pick up a copy at Merski’s 3901 Liberty St. office.

Residents with questions should call the office at (814)-455-6319.