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Free flu shots in Caroline? Region?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, October 18, 2010

For More Information Contact:

Emily O. Smith, M.P.H.

540-899-4797 ext. 103

NOW IS THE TIME TO GET VACCINATED!

RAPPAHANNOCK AREA HEALTH DISTRICT OFFERS

FREE FLU VACCINE DURING SPECIAL DAY AND EVENING CLINICS

(Fredericksburg, Va.) – The Rappahannock Area Health District (RAHD) is offering FREE flu vaccine at all of its local health departments during October and November. Along with daytime clinic hours, each health department has scheduled a special flu vaccination clinic during evening

hours.

In addition to these day and evening clinics, RAHD will be conducting a large-scale flu vaccination clinic and public health emergency preparedness exercise from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010, at the Fredericksburg Health Department, 608 Jackson Street,

Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

This is a change of location—the mass vaccination clinic was originally to be held at Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Participants will not only receive their flu vaccination for FREE, but they will also be helping the health district be better prepared to respond to any public health threat.

Flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older.

This year’s seasonal flu vaccine contains three components, one of which provides protection against the 2009 H1N1 virus that caused last year’s pandemic.

“The best way to protect yourself, your family and your co-workers from the flu is to get vaccinated. We are working hard to make it convenient for everyone to be vaccinated this flu season, so don’t miss these opportunities,” says Brooke Rossheim, M.D., M.P.H., director of the

Rappahannock Area Health District.

Although we plan to meet all needs, shipment schedules may vary so please call ahead to ensure your local health department has flu vaccine available. Presently, RAHD has vaccine onhand to immunize individuals 3 years of age and older.

News Release

109 Governor Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219 ● www.vdh.virginia.gov

The schedule of day and evening clinics is as follows:

Caroline County Health Department

804-633-5465

Morning Clinics-Wednesdays: 8 a.m. -12:00

Evening Clinics-Nov. 3: 4:30 -7:00 p.m.

King George Co. Health Department

540-775-3111

Morning Clinics-Tuesdays: 8 a.m. -12:00

Evening Clinics-Nov. 2: 4:30 -7:00 p.m.

Fredericksburg Health Department

540-899-4141

Morning Clinics-Tuesdays & Fridays 8 a.m. -12:00

Evening Clinics-Nov. 3: 5:00 -7:00 p.m.

Spotsylvania Co. Health Department

540-507-7400

Morning Clinics-Mondays: 8 a.m. -12:00 and Fridays : 10 a.m. – 12:00

Evening Clinics Oct. 26: 5:00 -7:00 p.m.

Stafford County Health Department

By Appointment Only: 540-659-3101

Morning Clinics-Fridays: 8 a.m. -12:00

Evening Clinics-Oct. 27: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

For more information call 540-899-4797 extension 103 or visit www.vdh.virginia.gov.

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