Thursday, February 11, 2010

Flu Vaccine Available at Basketball State Championships

Flu clinics will be held at the Maine Principal’s Association high school basketball tournament in Augusta. Clinics will be held February 16th,17th, and 18th. H1N1 (swine flu) and seasonal flu vaccine will be offered at the clinics.

“Now that plenty of vaccine is available we strongly recommend everyone get vaccinated,’’ said Dr. Dora Anne Mills, Director of the Maine CDC. “Although the H1N1 disease surge is on the decline, this virus is expected to circulate for months, if not years, to come. Now is an excellent time to get vaccinated, especially given the amount of vaccine available,” said Dr. Mills.

The clinics will be held:

Feb 17 & 18th
9 AM- 4 PM (Seasonal flu and H1N1)

Feb 16th, 17th & 18th
5:30- 7 PM (H1N1 only)

Augusta Civic Center - Penobscot Room
76 Community Drive, Augusta, Maine

People interested in receiving a vaccine should bring their insurance cards; however, the clinics are free for the uninsured.

These clinics are being provided by Public Health Nursing and Concentra.

For more information about flu, please visit: or call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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