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October 23, 2009

VA center's drive-through flu shot clinic closes



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Center's "Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic" closed Friday.

The seasonal flu vaccine still will be available to eligible veterans through the recommendation of their primary care physician, according at a VA Medical Center press release.

For enrolled veterans who do not have a scheduled primary care appointment within the next month, the VA Medical Center's Primary Care and Community Based Outpatient clinics are offering walk-in flu shot clinics.

Walk-in flu shot clinics at the primary care teams are open Monday to Friday, with the exception of every third Thursday, from 1 to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

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On afternoons when a primary care team is scheduled to be closed, veterans will be directed to another primary care team.

Walk-in flu shot clinics at the Hagerstown clinic are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information, call the Flu Hotline at 304-579-2600.

Health Dept. to offer H1N1 flu vaccination clinic



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The Berkeley County Health Department announced Friday it will hold an H1N1 flu vaccination clinic Tuesday at Martinsburg South Middle School for students enrolled there.

The health department will provide school-based vaccination clinics throughout the county as vaccine availability allows, according to a press release.

All school-aged children are considered to be at risk for H1N1 and the order in which public schools will offer vaccination clinics has been randomly chosen, according to the release.

Parents of children in Berkeley County Schools will receive vaccination consent forms from their schools, and only children with a signed consent form will be given the vaccine, according to the release.

As clinics are scheduled, the dates will be posted on the Berkeley County Schools Web site at www.berkeleycountyschools.org.

Red Run Park postpones Halloween party



WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Due to a forecast of rain, today's Halloween party at Red Run Park has been postponed until Saturday, Oct. 31, the Washington Township Supervisors announced.

The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the park east of Waynesboro along Pa. 16.

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