SCHOOLS GET FREE FLU VACCINE

by Christian Mower on December 19, 2013

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CARROLL COUNTY COALITION FOR PUBLIC HEALTH SAYS 680 CHILDREN AT 14 OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN CARROLL COUNTY HAVE BEEN GIVEN FREE VACCINATIONS FOR THE FLU.

JIM RICHARDSON – THE COALITION’S SCHOOL BASED CLINIC COORDINATOR – SAYS THE VACCINATIONS WERE GIVEN TO STUDENTS FROM 5 – 18 YEARS OLD FROM SEP., 2013 UNTIL THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER.

RICHARDSON SAYS HE’S GRATEFUL TO PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS AND SAU’s – AND TO THE AGENCIES AND STAFF MEMBERS WHO HELPED WITH THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN NORTH CONWAY, HUGGINS HOSPITAL IN WOLFEBORO, CONWAY FIRE AND RESCUE, VISITING NURSE HOMECARE AND HOSPICE OF CARROLL COUNTY, CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE VNA AND HOSPICE, THE TAMWORTH NURSES AND CARROLL COUNTY MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS.

THE COALITION RECENTLY HOSTED A MEETING ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND PREVENTION EFFORTS IN CARROLL COUNTY, AND IT IS TRYING TO ENGAGE KEY COMMUNITY LEADERS TO FORM A REGIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL TO PROTECT AND PROMOTE OVERALL HEALTH IN THE COUNTY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ITS WORK, SEE THE WEBSITE AT www.c3ph.org.