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Coventry to Hold Flu Shot Clinic Saturday

Health Department reports high flu activity in RI, vaccination demand causing sporadic shortages.

Coventry to Hold Flu Shot Clinic Saturday


The CDC reports an elevated number of flu cases in the US, with the RI Department of Health reporting widespread flu, but Coventry will soon have a vaccination clinic to keep you healthy.

The flu clinic will be offered on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Coventry High School, 40 Reservoir Rd., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for people six months and older.

There is no cost for any vaccination and health insurance is not a requirement at public clinics. Anyone who is insured should bring his or her insurance card. In addition to the flu vaccine, pertussis (whooping cough) and pneumonia vaccines will also be available at Coventry's clinic. The RI Department of Health has listed a number of other public health clinics throughout the state.

Outside of government clinics, demand for vaccinations is creating sporadic shortages. "Due to high demand caused by the outbreaks of influenza across the country, some of our locations are experiencing sporadic shortages of flu vaccine," said Mike DeAngelis, director of Public Relations for CVS. 

"CVS/pharmacy has been providing flu shots since early fall and the current high demand is unprecedented for this time of year. We are making every effort to resupply our pharmacies and clinics with vaccine as needed,' DeAngelis said. 

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