Thursday, January 10, 2013
With flu rates higher than normal, R.I. Health Director Fine says it's not too late to get vaccinated and protect yourself and others. Find out where to get a flu shot in Johnston.
From the office of Michael Fine, M.D., director of the Rhode Island Department of Health: As the flu remains widespread in Rhode Island and continues to send people to doctors’ offices and hospitals throughout the state, unvaccinated Rhode Islanders are urged to get flu shots to protect not only themselves, but also those around them — particularly elderly people and babies under the age of six months. “Flu vaccine helps you and the people in your life stay healthy,” Fine said. “Roughly 40 percent of the state has been vaccinated so far this flu season. For the hundreds of thousands of Rhode Islanders who still haven’t gotten flu shots, it’s not too late to protect yourself, your family members, neighbors, co-workers, and friends.” This…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Outbreaks are earlier than normal in the area.
Wednesday, January 9
The Red Cross said there's still time for folks to get flu shots and be covered from what is considered to be a more active flu season. Here are some local options: Check here for more locations in the surrounding area. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said flu outbreaks are high for this time of the season, with "widespread activity" in Rhode Island. How do you prevent the flu? According to the CDC, in addition to getting the vaccine, you can: How do you know if you have the virus? Symptoms include: high fever, severe body aches, headache, being extremely tired, sore throat, cough, runny or stuffy nose, and vomiting and/or diarrhea (which is more common in children). When should you call the doctor? According to the Red Cross, if …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The North Central Chamber of Commerce and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital are teaming up for a free flu clinic today until 1 p.m.
Winter is on its way — and so is flu season. If you haven't gone for your vaccination yet, the North Central Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free flu clinic today at its office on Greenville Avenue until 1 p.m. Staffers from Our Lady of Fatima Hospital will administer the vaccine. Visitors are asked to bring positive ID, and there's a little paperwork to complete. Call the Chamber for more information and to schedule an appointment: (401) 349-4674. Did you get your flu shot yet? Don't believe in it? Take our poll here.