FLU VACCINE CLINIC
at the Senior Center
Thursday, October 28th, 2021
There will be the ability to take walk-ins, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
If you need assistance registering please call the Senior Center at 978-688-9560.
Vaccine for ages 19 and older including High Dose for 65 and older.
For information about the upcoming Family Flu Clinic on November 3rd, please click here.
1. Pre-register using the link above. Be sure to enter your insurance information accurately. If you are having difficulty you may bring your insurance cards the day of the clinic and someone will be able to assist you on site.
2. Be sure you are feeling well the day of the clinic. If you have had a cough, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle aches, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea within the last 2 days, or if you have been asked to isolate or quarantine due to COVID19, please do not attend the clinic. You can call the Health Department to set up a flu appointment for another time.
3. Dress appropriately. Be sure to dress in layers allowing convenient access to your upper arm for your vaccination.
4. Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose. If you do not have a face mask, one will be provided for you when you arrive.
5. Arrive within your scheduled time. To help space out vaccinations please try and arrive as close to your appointment time as possible.
During holiday seasons, many people use plants to decorate their homes or businesses. Avoid using exotic, invasive plants such as Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) and Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora) in holiday decorations. Though these plants are attractive, using invasive plants in decorations can impact native species and habitat. Birds eat and carry away the fruits from wreaths and garlands and the digested but still-viable seeds sprout where deposited.
Exotic, invasive plants create severe environmental damage, invading open fields, forests, wetlands, meadows, and backyards, and crowding out native plants. Bittersweet can even kill mature trees through strangling. Both plants are extremely difficult to control; when cut off, the remaining plant segment in the ground will re-sprout. It is illegal to import or sell bittersweet and Multiflora rose in any form (plants or cuttings) in Massachusetts. Learn more about invasive plants in Massachusetts and how they threaten our native species and natural communities.
You can learn more about invasive plants from our publication: “A Guide To Invasive Plants”. In the Guide, each invasive plant description includes a photograph, the plant’s regulatory status, key identification characteristics, habitats where the plant is likely to be found, types of threats the plant poses to native species and habitats, and its current distribution and place of origin. To purchase a guide from MassWildlife, stop in the Field Headquarters office in Westborough during business hours or send in our publication order form. (“Avoid decorating with invasive plants.” Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Mass.gov, 29 November 2020, https://www.mass.gov/news/avoid-decorating-with-invasive-plants.)