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NOVEMBER FLU SHOTS CANCELLED

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 3:21 pm on November 6, 2009

FRAMINGHAM,MA - The Framingham Board of Health has announced that the flu shot clinics scheduled in November have been cancelled.

Clinics will be scheduled once flu vaccines are available.


Pandemic Flu Public Feedback Session

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 12:36 pm on September 13, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), want input regarding who should receive flu vaccinations first in the event of a pandemic.

Experts say chances of a deadly worldwide influenza pandemic are increasing. An influenza pandemic could cause widespread disruption of work and millions of deaths.

An estimated 40 million people died in the 1918 Pandemic, 118 in Framingham where there were about 2000 cases.

Early in the outbreak, the U.S. will have a shortage of vaccine and will face tough choices about who to vaccinate first. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are conducting pandemic planning, which includes prioritizing the distribution of flu vaccine.

As part of this planning process, the MDPH is recruiting one hundred diverse members of the general public from across the state to give feedback on which population groups should be vaccinated first at a meeting on September 17, 2005 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.

The meeting will be held at the Marlborough Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, conveniently located directly off Route 495 and the Mass Pike. Food and a certificate of appreciation from MPDH will be provided.

Please register to attend today by contacting Jennifer Coyle, the Project Coordinator, at: flu@catalyst-consulting.net or at: (617) 620-9615.

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LAST FLU CLINIC OF SEASON TONIGHT

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 12:33 pm on January 17, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Board of Health announces their last flu clinic of the season tonight, Monday, January 9th, from 5 - 8 p.m. at Nevins Hall, Memorial Building, Concord St.

This flu clinic is open to all Massachusetts residents including children ages 9 years and up. There will be a $ 10 fee, (cash), for out of town residents. People 65 years of age and over should bring their Medicare B card.

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