It’s not too late to get your flu shot

Jan 11, 2013
*Flu activity peaked twice during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, once in the Spring following the 2008-09 season when the 2009 H1N1 virus first emerged, and again in October 2009, when the country went through its regular 2009-10 flu season. CDC is considering October to be the peak of the 2009-2010 season because the April peak occurred outside the regular flu season (after the 2008-2009 flu season had ended).

Maine Centers for Disease Control is already reporting that influenza in Maine is widespread and peak season is not until February, but there is still time to get your flu shot. Belfast Public Health Nursing Association is offering a flu clinic Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The cost per flu shot is $20, with cash and checks accepted.

The shots will be given in the Education Center, the small white building to the left of the hospital.

Individuals interested in attending the clinics do not need to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, call Shannon Robbins RN, Belfast Public Health Nurse, at 338-3368.

Belfast Public Health Nursing Association’s mission is to promote and strengthen individual, family and community health through health education and services, prevention, early intervention, referral and collaboration within the Belfast community.

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