Vaccinations Clinic at High School
Barrington High School will host a 'community vaccination clinic' for the flu, pneumonia and whooping cough (pertussis) next Wednesday, Jan. 23.
A community vaccination clinic will be held next Wednesday, Jan. 23, for the flu, whooping cough, and pneumonia.
The clinic will be held at Barrington Hgh School, 220 Lincoln Ave. It runs from 4 to 7 pm.
The school is teaming up with the Wellness Company to offer the vaccinations. The company offers vaccinations statewide for the RI Department of Health.
The regular seasonal flu vaccine will be offered for those ages 6 months and older who have not received it yet this season.
The Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine is for anyone 11 years of age and older. Pregnant women must be at least 20 weeks into their pregnancies to receive the Tdap vaccine.
The pneumococcal vaccine, which protects against pneumonia, is recommended for smokers and for those who have athsma.
There is no charge for any vaccination. Anyone who is insured should bring his or her insurance card. No one will be turned away for a lack of health insurance, though.
If you have questions about any of the vaccinations, contact the Wellness Company at 401-461-0662 or contact the health department.