|VNA schedules flu clinics in Adams, North Adams, Clarksburg|
Oct 11, 2012
(Oct. 10, 2012) The Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Northern Berkshire has scheduled additional flu vaccination clinics in October. The clinics are open to any individual age 18 and older. There is no charge for the vaccine but donations will be accepted to offset the cost of the clinics.
In Adams, clinics will be held at the Millhouse Apartments on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Barrett House Apartments, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Columbia Valley Apartments, Thursday, Oct. 25, 9-11 a.m.; and at the Adams Council on Aging, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 9-11 a.m.
Clinics are scheduled at the Spitzer Center in North Adams on Monday, Oct. 15, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Clarksburg Senior Center on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 10-11:30 a.m.; and at St. Joseph’s Court in North Adams on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 9-11 a.m.
“Seasonal” flu vaccine helps to protect individuals against three identified strains of flu.
An annual seasonal flu shot is recommended for anyone over the age of 65 or who has a chronic illness, and for those who wish to reduce the risk of contracting the flu this winter. It is still important to be vaccinated against seasonal flu, which is responsible for thousands of deaths each year.
For more information one may call the VNA & Hospice of Northern Berkshire at (413) 664-4536.