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Penn State Health St. Joseph flu shots to give boost to cats, dogs

Reading, Pa., September 30, 2015—Penn State Health St. Joseph will offer free flu shots for adults and children on Saturday., Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the main lobby of the Bern Township campus. While not required in order to receive a flu shot, the hospital also is welcoming donations of non-perishable foods or supplies which it will donate to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County and Humane Society of Berks County. Attendees can bring donated items to the main lobby as they come in for their flu shot.

Flu shot recipients are also welcome to join a tailgate party on the Bern campus from 12 noon to 3 p.m. The event is to celebrate St. Joseph’s membership in Penn State Health and is a prelude to the Nittany Lions/Ohio State Buckeyes football game later that evening.

The hospital typically inoculates about 1500 people a year through its annual flu shot program. The vaccine will be available by injection only. No registration is required. The Bern Township campus is located at 2500 Bernville Road, Reading, Pa.

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