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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Offers FREE FLU SHOTS to benefit Santa’s Exchange - 2012

Sugar Land, TX - 9/5/2012

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, in collaboration with the Fort Bend and Sugar Land Exchange Clubs and the Sugar Land Rotary, will provide free flu shots on Saturday, November 3  to community members who participate in Santa’s Gift Exchange. Fort Bend and surrounding area residents can bring a new, unwrapped toy or clothing item to Methodist Sugar Land Hospital from 8 a.m. to noon in exchange for a free flu shot. The toys and clothing will benefit local children in the Fort Bend area.

2011 Flu Shot Clinic & Community Toy Drive2011 Flu Shot Clinic & Community Toy Drive

“We are proud to partner with the local exchange clubs once again to provide this community offering. This is a great way for the community to stay healthy while also putting smiles on children’s faces during the holiday season,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.

In 2011, Santa’s Gift Exchange provided toys and clothing to more than 3,000 economically disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County. “Everyone's help is needed to meet the challenge of providing toys for our children who will not have toys this year without our help,” said John Robson, Chairman of Santa’s Gift Exchange 2012. “We are looking forward to partnering with Methodist Sugar Land Hospital for a fifth year. This is a great collaboration; get a flu shot and in return you are able to give back to the children in this community,” says Gladys Brumfield, Exchange Club of Sugar Land President.

“Our community is well known for its philanthropic values so we encourage you to participate by dropping off toys or clothing even if you have already had your flu shot,” Siebenaler said.

If you would like to participate in this community event, please bring an unwrapped, new toy or clothing item to the main lobby of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital between the times of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3.

The flu vaccine is formulated to provide protection against three different flu viruses – H1N1, H3N2 and influenza B. Methodist Sugar Land Hospital will be distributing a limited supply of the influenza vaccine to persons age 18 and over with no history of egg and/or latex allergy. If you are pregnant, please visit your OB/GYN or primary care physician to have your vaccine administered. For more information please call

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