Town Administrator James McGrail and the Marion Board of Heath are pleased to announce that the Board will sponsor a seasonal drive-through flu clinic for residents next week on Thursday, October 8 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center, 465 Mill Street.
Seniors are encouraged to attend the clinic between 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Residents who are not seniors are encouraged to attend between 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
The clinic is open to all residents. The flu vaccine will be available in the injectable form for residents age 2 and older. A high-dose vaccine is available for those age 65 and older.
“We encourage all of our residents to get the flu vaccine to help protect themselves, their family, and our community,” Public Health Nurse Lori Desmarais said. “Taking steps to protect against other respiratory illnesses is especially important as we continue to fight the COVID-19 virus across the region.”
Those who plan to attend the clinic are asked to register with the Council on Aging by calling 508-748-3570. Residents are asked to wear a short-sleeved shirt. Face masks are required.
Residents are encouraged to complete an insurance form ahead of time in order to move through the drive-through process as quickly and efficiently as possible. The form is also available at the Council on Aging office in the Community Center. Residents are asked to bring all insurance and Medicare cards with them to the clinic.
Vaccinations will be given to all regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.
Transportation to the clinic can be arranged for seniors through the Council on Aging by calling 508-748-3570. Residents are asked to leave any pets at home. Questions about the clinic can be directed to the Board of Health at 508-748-3530 or the Council on Aging at 508-748-3570.