Cary to host local flu shot clinics

3 years ago

CARIBOU, Maine — Cary Medical Center will host drive-thru flu vaccine clinics during the first two weeks in October. 

The hospital implemented the strategy of a drive-thru format last year, which proved hugely successful, so they have opted for the same plan this year as a way to help protect members of community from COVID-19 and give them the immunity protection they need for the flu.

The clinics will be from 4 to 6:30 at the following locations.

Washburn: Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Washburn High School.

Van Buren: Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Van Buren District School.

Fort Fairfield: Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Fort Fairfield Fire Department.

Limestone: Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Limestone Community School.

Caribou: Thursday, Oct. 14, at Caribou High School.

People planning to attend one of the clinics should wear a mask, follow traffic directions carefully, wear loose clothing to show the upper arm and be ready to fill out the consent form. All are invited to stay for a snack.

Anyone who has a fever or is feeling ill should not attend a clinic.

The clinics are open to the general public. Children under 9 years of age are

encouraged to receive their flu shots at school or from their providers.

For more information, contact Cary Community Relations at 498-1112.