Friday, January 11, 2013
As of right now, your best bet EG is the Walgreens at 1000 Division Street.
I got the last flu shot at CVS Pharmacy on Main Street. The store won't be getting any more until Monday at the earliest, they said, and maybe not even then. According to pharmacist Sherry Manferdini, the store didn't have any until a surprise shipment of 30 doses came in just after noon on Friday. By 5:30, when I arrived, they were down to the one. "Last year, we went through 1,300 at this store," Manferdini said. "This year already, we've gone through 2,000. They never anticipated such an increase year to year." At the CVS at 1285 South County Trail, they have flu shots, but only for people 65 and older. They were uncertain when they would be getting more to use on the general population. Walgreens at 1000 Division St. does have flu …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
If you need a flu shot, there will be a community vaccination clinic next Tuesday at Cole.
Wednesday, January 9
From the office of Michael Fine, M.D., director of the Rhode Island Department of Health: As the flu remains widespread in Rhode Island and continues to send people to doctors’ offices and hospitals throughout the state, unvaccinated Rhode Islanders are urged to get flu shots to protect not only themselves, but also those around them — particularly elderly people and babies under the age of six months. “Flu vaccine helps you and the people in your life stay healthy,” said Fine. “Roughly 40 percent of the state has been vaccinated so far this flu season. For the hundreds of thousands of Rhode Islanders who still haven’t gotten flu shots, it’s not too late to protect yourself, your family members, neighbors, co-workers, and friends.” This…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Homeowner calls police after seeing the animal acting strangely in her backyard.
Test results on a raccoon killed in the backyard of a house on Barrows Drive Monday afternoon came back positive for rabies Tuesday, according to Animal Control Officer Renee Young. A resident of Barrows Drive, which runs between Howland Road and Blueberry Drive, called police late afternoon on Monday after seeing a raccoon in her backyard acting peculiarly. At the house, the police officer saw the raccoon acting aggressively so he shot it and it was taken to the state lab for testing. Young did not know the last time a rabid animal had been found in East Greenwich. However, she said, “if we have one positive, there’s a good possibility there’s more.” The homeowner, who was not identified, does not have pets, Young said. If she had, those…
Monday, October 17, 2011
Students, parents, staff and siblings are all welcome to attend the clinics.
Five out of the six EG public schools will be holding flu vaccination clinics on Tuesday between 4 and 7 p.m. The clinics will be held at Cole Middle School and Eldredge, Frenchtown, Hanaford and Meadowbrook elementary schools. The clinics are being administered by The Wellness Company. There is no charge for students, but health insurance information will be collected if available. Adults with health insurance through BC/BS, United Healthcare, Medicare Part B, Neighborhood Health, TriCare or Tufts will be able to get the vaccine without a co-pay (you must have your insurance card with you). Everyone else will be charged $20. In an effort to streamline the vaccinations, schools are suggesting that those with last names starting with A-F …