CNC Schedules Two Flu Clinics
Officials Urge Residents to Obtain Vaccine
February 11, 2002
The flu bug has officially made its way to Monroe County, but according to health officials, a flu vaccine can still help ward off the respiratory illness. The Community Nursing Center (CNC), an arm of the University of Rochester School of Nursing, has scheduled two additional flu clinics this week for those who have not yet received the flu vaccine.
Flu shots will be administered to adults 18 years of age or older, at the following locations:
- Tuesday, February 12, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Blvd.
- Thursday, February 14, 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Brighton Senior Center, 200 Idlewood Rd.
Most HMO insurances and Medicare cover the cost of the vaccination; a copy of the insurance card is necessary to receive the benefit. Without insurance, shots will cost $15.
Influenza or "flu" is a respiratory illness that is spread easily from person to person. Symptoms include rapid onset of fever, sore throat, muscle aches, chills and headache. Health data gathered over the past 18 years indicates that the flu generally peaks between December-March. Flu cases have begun to spike in Monroe County in the past two weeks.
For more information, call the CNC Flu Hotline at 273-5455.