Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Upcoming Flu Shot Clinics

The Maine CDC suggests that the following groups receive flu shots for the 2006-2007 season:

  • persons aged 50 years and older
  • residents of long-term care facilities
  • children and adults with certain chronic health conditions
  • children aged 6-59 months
  • pregnant women
  • healthcare personnel
  • household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children aged less than 60 months old or persons at risk for severe complications from flu.

To get a flu shot:

  • Contact your doctor.
  • Check online for a pharmacy or shopping center flu clinic at Find a Flu Shot.
  • CHANS will be holding a flu shot clinic later this fall, look for an ad in the local paper.
  • CVS, Brunswick will be holding a clinic, Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Hannaford, Brunswick will hold a clinic, Friday, November 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Hannaford, Topsham will hold a clinic, Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Parkview Adventist Medical Center will hold clinics for adults, 18 and over on Tuesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 9 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the boardroom. The charge is $20 and the clinic accepts cash, private insurance and Medicare with no co-pay. The clinic cannot accept checks or credit cards. Please wear short sleeves.
  • Shaw's, Brunswick will hold a clinc, Monday, October 30, starting exactly at 10 a.m. and ending at exactly 2 p.m.
  • Walmart has scheduled clinics on weekends October 21 & 22 and October 28 & 29 at all Walmart stores, and October 21 and October 28 at some Sam's Club Stores.

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