Tri-town offers flu protection
As flu season gets well underway, several clinics will be held in the tri-town area to help protect residents from the disease.
The Marion Board of Health will offer flu clinics for all residents over the age of 2 regardless of ability to pay.
The flu vaccine will be available at the clinics, including a high-dose vaccine for ages 65 and older. Attendees should wear a short sleeve shirt and bring insurance or medicare cards.
On Oct. 20 the clinic will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church Community Meeting Room behind the Marion General Store.
Another clinic on Oct. 21 will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Marion Town House.
On Oct. 22 the Board of Health will hold a clinic from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center. The final clinic will be on Oct. 28, also at the Marion Town House.
Transportation to clinics can be arranged with the Marion Council on Aging at 508-748-3530. Residents can also find out more information or make an appointment (for homebound residents) at 508-748-3530.
The Rochester Senior Center will hold a flu clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
The Senior Center will host another clinic at Old Colony Technical High School on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. For more information on these clinics call the Senior Center at 508-763-8723.