Flu shots will be available from the Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County.

Healthy Community Coalition staff will be available to administer the influenza vaccine at the following sites:

* Ron’s Market, Farmington, noon-4 p.m., Thursday

* Weld Town Office, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Oct. 16

* Strong Town Office, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16

* Tranten’s, Kingfield, noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18

* Our Village Market, New Vineyard, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18

* Imelda’s, New Sharon, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Oct. 23

* Mill Stream Grange, Vienna, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23

* Backwoods, Rangeley, noon – 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25

* Carrabassett Town Hall, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30

* Stratton/Eustis Town Hall, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30

* Carthage Town Office, 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1

* Phillips Town Office, 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Nov. 8

* Otis Federal Credit Union, Jay, 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Nov. 13

Because of the cost of the vaccine, there is a suggested donation of $20 at Healthy Community Coalition clinics (or those who get shots can donate what they can afford). Insurance, Medicare or Medicaid cannot be accepted. The coalition buys all vaccine used and appreciates donations to help cover costs.

Flu shots will be provided to individuals 18 and older. Those younger than 18 are encouraged to contact their primary care medical provider.

For more information, call 779-2926.

Franklin Community Health Network reminds residents to call its flu hotline for updates about flu prevention, local flu vaccine availability, and public flu shot clinics. The hotline number is 779-3147.

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