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New flu-shot clinics announced

flu shotsCaroline County will get its second flu-shot clinic next week. In addition, a clinic is planned for St. William of York Catholic School in Stafford County.

Dr. John Petrasky, director of the Rappahannock Area Health District, said this afternoon that he hopes to ship at least 1,000 doses of the vaccine to Caroline. Its clinic will be held Thursday, Nov. 18, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Caroline High cafeteria. Caroline vaccinated 300 children at its only other clinic late last month.

St. William of York will receive 300 doses for an in-school clinic beginning at 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 19.

Petrasky said he is not sure which types of vaccine he’ll be able to offer the two school programs. He said that he’s scheduled the clinics on the assumption that more vaccine will arrive in the area early next week.