February 25, 2010
Flu Clinics Will Be Held At Class A Basketball Championships
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Dora Anne Mills, MD, MPH
AUGUSTA – When Scarborough and Skowhegan girls battle for the Class A basketball title and Edward Little and Cheverus square off for the boys’ crown, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention within the Department of Health and Human Services will offer some winning defense against the H1N1 virus and seasonal flu.
Clinics will be held Saturday, February 27 at the Cumberland County Civic Center, with both the H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines available.
“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,” said Dr. Mills.
The first session will be from 9 a.m. to noon and the second session wil be from 3-7 p.m. Those interested in receiving a vaccine should bring their insurance cards; however, the H1N1 vaccines will be free for the uninsured.
The morning session will be held along with a CA$H free tax preparation clinic for people with household incomes under $50,000. Anyone interested in the tax clinic should call the United Way offices at (207) 874-1000 to see if you qualify and sign up for an appointment.
For more information about flu, please visit: http://www.maineflu.gov .