Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The clinic will be held a the Canton Fire Department from 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, January 16
The Canton Board of Health will be holding a flu clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Canton Fire Department for anyone over the age of 9. Those who attend the clinic are asked to bring their health insurance cards. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has said flu outbreaks are high for this time of the season, with "widespread activity" in Massachusetts. To help prevent the spread of the flu in Canton, school officials have posted a page on the district's website offering links and resources for flu information and how to prevent spread of the virus from student to student. Still need a flu shot? Find out where to get one in the Canton area. Also, below are a number of ways to help prevent spread of the flu this season:
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Flu season typically begins in October and can run through May. Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your family.
Three flu clinics were held in October in Canton, but if you weren't able to make any of them, fear not. Residents could also contact their doctors to obtain a flu shot, or visit the pharmacies at Walgreens, Shaws, CVS, or Rite Aid. To find other places to get a flu shot locally, check out: But, are you guaranteed to get the flu if you don’t get vaccinated against it? Of course not—but here’s why getting a flu vaccine just might be worth your while. Influenza, or the "flu,” is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses infecting the nose, throat and lungs. Symptoms include muscle or body aches, headaches, cough, sore throat, fatigue, fever or chills, and vomiting and diarrhea (the latter two are more common in kids). The flu can …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
It is not too late to receive your free flu shot at the Canton Board of Health.
During the 2009-2010 Influenza pandemic, Canton residents flocked to the town’s free flu clinics in high numbers. Many others received necessary flu vaccines at their doctor’s office, or clinics at work or school. This year, however, with much less attention being paid to the Flu season on a national media level, Canton’s Public Health Nurse, Terri Khoury said that far fewer Canton residents have utilized the town’s vaccine supply. Flu clinics were not fully attended, and the town has been left with an over-stock of the flu vaccine. “This year, people have kind of opted out,” Khoury said. “People think it’s gone away and that’s really not the case. It’s still not too late to get protection” against the flu, recommended Khoury. As a public …