News Release

Upcoming free session aims to educate on the cold and flu season

October 12, 2016

NORTON, Kan. – The Norton County Hospital and Norton Medical Clinic will be offering another free community educational session on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Norton. This “Health Check” session is titled “Protect yourself this cold and flu season,” and it will be presented by family physician Dr. Hoa Dung-Nguyen. The event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m.

The hospital and clinic are pleased to partner with Norton County Health Department and Home Health and Moffet Drug on this educational session. Given there is enough of the influenza vaccine available, the health department will be administering the vaccine at the event to those who would still like to get it this season. The health department will be set up at 6 p.m. to allow time for vaccines before the program begins at 6:30. Those planning to get a vaccine should bring their insurance card.

Dr. Nguyen will then lead participants in a discussion about the cold and flu season. She will answer such questions as:

Also as part of the program, pharmacist Chase Rice of Moffet Drug will give a brief talk on cold and flu medications, as well as antibiotic stewardship. Please bring other related questions to the event for the doctor and pharmacist to answer.

Anyone is welcome to attend the Nov. 15 session. A light snack will be provided, as well as childcare for those families wishing to attend. An RSVP by Monday, Nov. 7 is appreciated to plan accordingly for snacks and childcare. To RSVP, or if you have any questions, contact Katie Allen, Norton County Hospital communications and foundation director, at or 785-877-3351.

The Norton County Hospital and Norton Medical Clinic will announce more “Health Check” sessions in the near future. For more information about the Norton County Hospital and upcoming sessions, visit its Facebook page at