Livingston hosts a second flu clinic at the Senior/Community Center on Oct. 5.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- L. Klonsky
Monday, October 3, 2011
The second of Livingston’s two flu clinics will take place on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Town nurses will be inoculating residents, in one shot, against three of the predicted influenza strains. For those thinking of foregoing the shot, here’s a sobering thought: the CDC estimates that between 3,000 and 49,000 deaths are caused or contributed to by the flu every year. The Nursing Department first offers the shot to first responders (police, firefighters, first-aid workers), town employees, people who are homebound, and public school teachers before offering it to the general public. Janet Traettino, nursing supervisor, told Patch that at the recent flu clinic in late September, about 450 people were inoculated. The flu shots are …
Nursing Department is holding 2 clinics this fall. It's your turn Sept. 21 if your last name begins A-M.
You can laugh at all those people getting flu shots and label them as “overcautious” – that is, until you’re actually stricken with the virus. It’s not fun and, worse, the flu can be deadly. The CDC estimates that between 3,000 and 49,000 deaths are caused or contributed to by the flu every year. Fortunately, Livingston’s Nursing Department is available to help. On Sept. 21 and Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. town nurses will be inoculating residents, in one shot, against three of the predicted influenza strains: A/California/7/2009 (an H1N1-type), A/Perth/16/2009 (an H3N2-type), and B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus. Janet Traettino, nursing supervisor, explained that last year the town gave out 1,500 vaccines with the amount of people …