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NEWS
December 1, 2000
Health department flu shot clinic Saturday for people at risk A Washington County Health Department influenza and pneumonia vaccine clinic for adults will be offered Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Hagerstown High School, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. The clinic is for people in the Category 1 risk classification, said Pat Firey, program supervisor in maternal/childhood nursing at the health department. Clinic nurses will ask people if they are "well," Firey said.
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by Christine L. Moats | August 18, 2003
Prevention is the best treatment for pneumonia. To protect your body from developing pneumonia, get plenty of rest, eat a balanced diet, and practice good hygiene. It is also important to exercise. According to Cheryl Stouffer, pneumonia care specialist at Washington County Hospital, regular exercise increases resistance to respiratory infections. Vaccines also are available to protect against influenzal and pneumococcal pneumonia. Because pneumonia is a common complication of influenza, or the flu, getting a flu shot every fall helps to prevent pneumonia.
NEWS
November 16, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- People in groups targeted as being at risk for the H1N1 flu virus can be vaccinated at a clinic this weekend, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced. The clinics are by appointment only. The clinic for residents of Fulton, Franklin, Adams and Cumberland counties will be held at the Franklin County State Health Center, 518 Cleveland Ave., Chambersburg. Hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. Only those in the following groups are eligible to receive the vaccine: o People ages 6 months through 24 years; o Household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months; o Pregnant women; o Healthcare providers and emergency medical personnel; and o People under the age of 65 with underlying health conditions, including asthma, diabetes, suppressed immune systems, heart disease, kidney disease and neurocognitive and neuromuscular disorders.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | October 13, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Two days of live music will be held this weekend at the Old Factory Antique Mall on Williams Street to raise funds for a kidney transplant for Michael Anderson of the local country band, Tori Anderson & Possum Holler. The Musicians Helping Musicians North Berkeley Music Festival runs Saturday, Oct. 17, from 3 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. A donation of $5 per person is suggested, according to a news release. Anderson was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease and is currently on home dialysis.
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by TARA REILLY | October 29, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com While flu season typically peaks from January through March, the Washington County Health Department is encouraging all county residents to get their vaccinations early. The Health Department will hold six flu and pneumonia vaccine clinics throughout the county beginning Nov. 13. "It takes a couple of weeks for people's immunity to build up," said health department Public Information Officer Rod MacRae. "An early vaccination is considered to be your best protection.
NEWS
September 26, 1997
Vaccinations offered in Berkeley County MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Health Department will provide influenza immunizations from 1 to 4 p.m. every Monday beginning Oct. 6. If you are unable to come during that time, call 1-304-263-5131 to make other arrangements. In addition, flu shots are being offered from 9 to 11 a.m. every Friday during October at the Bedington Volunteer Fire Department. The flu vaccine is available for those 13 and older for a suggested donation of $5. Those under 13 require a recent prescription from a physician.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | July 12, 1999
Ted Gossard's enduring legacy is the work that Community Rescue Service personnel do daily to provide medical care to the sick and the injured in Washington County, according to those who knew him. For nearly 33 years, he strove to be the best and to impart his skills and knowledge to the next generation of emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Gossard, 49, lost his struggle with kidney disease Sunday night, dying at his Dartmouth Drive home. "He was one of the cornerstones of CRS," said longtime friend and CRS co-worker, Donna Carey.
NEWS
November 21, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer While the first two cases of Influenza A have been confirmed in Kent County, Md., for the 1997-98 season, there are still no reported cases in Washington County. Linda Humbert, director of nursing at the Washington County Health Department, said Friday that 4,700 flu shots and 570 pneumonia shots were administered during a number of recent clinics. "We are still giving pneumonia shots," Humbert said. Anyone wishing to get a pneumonia shot can call 301-791-3210 for an appointment.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | November 29, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com The number of people seeking flu shots this year is down by half when compared to last year, prompting the Washington County Health Department to add another immunization clinic for early December. Health Officer William Christoffel said this week about 3,500 people got flu shots provided by the department this year, down from the 7,000 who got them last year. The department purchased 8,000 doses for this year. The department has held five flu and pneumonia immunization clinics in Washington County already, and a sixth was added for Tuesday at the Elks Club Lodge 378 at 11603 Robinwood Drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Christoffel said he didn't know why fewer people have sought the shots this year, but he said some could have been immunized elsewhere.
NEWS
November 16, 1996
From staff reports When two Washington County church youth groups learned of the plight of a local youngster with a rare kidney disease, they decided to do something about it. Members of the Hagerstown Presbyterian Church Sunday Night Live group and the First Baptist Church youth group have pooled their resources to organize a pork and sauerkraut dinner on Dec. 7. The dinner will be at the Presbyterian Church from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are...
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