Flu shots

Mayor Laurie Gere and Island Hospital CEO Charles Hall received their flu shots last week and are encouraging others to get them, as well.

Island Hospital will hold a flu clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.

Appointments are required. Call 260-293-3101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday to make an appointment.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone age six months or older receive a flu shot.

Hospital leadership and representatives of the CDC and the county’s Health Department are encouraging people this year, especially. The flu shot does not prevent against COVID-19, but can help prevent the seasonal flu, removing that added stressor during the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials have said.

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