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Preventing Epidemics

It’s that time of year again…time to get your flu shot!

Tamworth Community Nurse Assoc. hosts program on the Importance of Getting the Flu Shot, Oct. 24

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Tamworth Community Nurse Association will present an informative program entitled “Take the Flu Seriously — The Importance of Getting the Flu Shot” by Suzanne Allison, RN, BSN. The program will be held at 2 p.m. at the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth Village.

Ms. Allison has been a Public Health Nurse with the NH Division of Public Health Services for more than 20 years. Currently, she works in the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, where she is the Quality Assurance Program Manager for the Immunization section.

She will provide a brief overview of influenza and how to prevent it, as well as the myths and misconceptions around the flu vaccine, and will answer questions from the audience. Attendees will learn:

• Why influenza is a serious disease;

• How to prevent influenza

• How the flu serum works

• Who needs to be immunized

Furthermore, Ms. Allison will explain the reasons why the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is reminding the public to get a flu shot annually. In addition, she will provide information about the extensive guide that the CDC provides for those who should not get a flu shot, as well as a resource on egg allergies and the flu shot.

Being vaccinated is an important preventative tool in keeping you, your family and everyone you encounter healthy. Immunizations will be available at the presentation.

TCNA also has the flu vaccine available at its office in Tamworth village. Office hours are Monday to Friday, from 9 to 11 a.m., or by appointment by calling 323-8511. The cost is $15 for Tamworth residents and $20 for non-residents. If payment is a hardship, TCNA will waive the fee for Tamworth residents.

For further information, call 323-8511. Building a healthy community is at the heart of the Tamworth Community Nurse Association, where compassion counts!

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