Monday, January 14, 2013
A number of area pharmacies are out of flu shots, but some are optimistic that more dosages could be on the way soon.
With the recent widespread reports of a severe flu season, many local pharmacies have seen their stock of flu shots quickly depleted over the past few weeks. Most pharmacies in Bedford, Concord and Lexington are out of flu shots, though some local pharmacists are hopeful they’ll receive a shipment in the next few days. As is the case throughout the area, most local chain pharmacies—like CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid—are out of flu shots. However, the CVS on Great Road in Bedford does have a few high-dosage shots available for folks ages 65 and older. A pharmacist there said local CVS stores are hoping to receive a shipment of flu shots in the next few days. It was a similar story at the Stop & Shop in Bedford, where the pharmacist said they’…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know today in Lexington.
1. Israeli Artisan and Jewelry Expo: Today's the last day to check out the Bar Kocva Israeli Artisan and Jewelry Expo, which has been at Temple Emunah since Sunday. Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today features the works of more than 45 Israeli artists and 2000 different works of art. 2. Free Family Flu Clinic: For Lexington residents ages 9 and older is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Katahdin Woods Apartment Complex's Main Office/ Clubhouse at 1 Katahdin Drive. 3. Today in Public Meetings: Accoding to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Council on Aging at 3 p.m. today at the Lexington Senior Center, the Town Celebrations Committee at 5 p.m. at Cary Hall, the Cary Library Trustees at 5 p.m. at Cary Memorial…
Friday, November 18, 2011
Upcoming free community clinics will help keep Lexington healthy for the holidays.
The Health Division and Lexington Board of Health are offering a chance for residents to stay healthy for the holidays and get a free flu vaccine at and upcoming community clinic. The next two clinics, scheduled for Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, will offer free flu shots and flumist to all residents aged 4 and older on a first-come, first-served basis. Diamond Middle School Library, 99 Hancock St. Flu Shot "Flumist" Flu Shot "Flumist The DPH advises attending residents to wear loose-fitting or short-sleeved clothing in order to receive the flu shot, and to be prepared to wait about 15 minutes afterwards, especially if this is your first time receiving flu vaccine. A DPH/Board of Health press release announcing the clinics also provided the …
Monday, September 26, 2011
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Lexington's Department of Public Health has announced its first flu clinics of the season. The first, for residents age 60 and older, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5 at St. Brigid's. The second clinic is for families and will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at Cary Hall. Both are from 9 a.m. to noon. Lexington, like other towns, has been affected by a reduction in the state supply of vaccinations. But officials said the DPH will schedule additional clinics as vaccines become available, while other options include local pharmacies and primary care physicians. So, with that in mind, we want to know, Will you and/or your family get vaccinated this year? If so, where will you go?
Public Health officials are planning vaccination clinics and coping with a cut in state-supplied vaccination doses.
Lexington’s Department of Public Health will hold its first two flu clinics of the fall season on Wednesday Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 8. The first clinic is for residents aged 60-years and older and the Saturday clinic is for families. Due to a decreased amount of vaccine from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the town will vaccinate residents on first come, first served basis, officials said. “We have a limited amount of vaccine and residents will be vaccinated on a first come, first served basis, based on priority groups set by MDPH,” said David Neylon, the town’s public health nurse. “These groups include those at high risk for complications from the flu (those with chronic medical conditions such as asthma and diabetes) …