NEWS from The Corvallis Clinic
Sept. 28, 2017
CORVALLIS — The Corvallis Clinic is offering flu vaccines at its primary-care offices and at its QuickCare clinics.
Patients of primary-care providers at The Corvallis Clinic can request the vaccine during a regular office visit or can call their provider’s office to schedule an appointment:
- The Corvallis Clinic Family Practice, 541-754-1987
- The Corvallis Clinic Internal Medicine, 541-754-1260
- The Corvallis Clinic Pediatrics, 541-754-1278
- The Corvallis Clinic at North Albany Village, 541-926-3441
- The Corvallis Clinic at Waverly Drive, 541-967-8221
- The Corvallis Clinic at Philomath Family Medicine, 541-929-2922
Anyone can get a flu shot at one of the QuickCare clinics located across from Oregon State University at 2001 NW Monroe Ave., in Corvallis and at 1815 14th Avenue SE, at Heritage Mall in Albany, near the Red Robin restaurant. Both are open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments can be made online at www.quickcare.clinic. Vaccines are administered only for those 2 years and older.
Note: Per the recommendation from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, The Clinic will not be offering the FluMist as an option this year.
Fees vary depending on insurance or if payment is in cash. For patients who choose to get their vaccine during a regular doctor’s appointment, the charge will be in addition to the office visit.
Best way to protect against flu
Every year in the United States 5 to 20 percent of the population gets the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized with flu complications. Older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions are at risk for serious flu complications.
The single best way to protect against the flu is to get an annual flu vaccine, said Lance McQuillan, M.D., The Clinic’s Chief Medical Officer. “Our goal is to have 100 percent of our patient population vaccinated this year,” Dr. McQuillan said. “We recommend receiving the vaccine as soon as it’s available. Flu season in Oregon can begin as early as October and last as late as May.”
The Corvallis Clinic, an independent, physician-led medical group, is a comprehensive multi-specialty organization, serving Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties. It offers more than 100 board-certified providers and advanced professionals in 27 specialties at nine area locations. As the fourth-largest area employer, The Clinic has 600 employees.