East Providence flu vaccine clinic goes on as scheduled

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Emergency Management's  vaccination clinic remains as scheduled on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the East Providence Senior Center, 610 Waterman Ave. Everyone aged six months and older can receive a flu shot at this event.

The strain of flu that is most prominent this year is H1N1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have observed that this strain is disproportionately impacting children, young adults, and middle-aged adults this year.

In addition to influenza vaccination, the clinic will offer vaccinations against pertussis (whooping cough), and pneumonia (see below). There is no cost for the vaccinations and health insurance is not a requirement. Anyone who is insured should bring his or her insurance card.

The East Providence Emergency Management webpage can be found on the City’s website, eastprovidence.com, under “City Departments Online." Facebook users can find updates on the "EastProvEMA" page.

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