Flu and Whooping Cough Shots for Adults
Who: Free Public Skate and Vaccination Clinic
When: Saturday, January 11
· 2:30 – 5:30 pm free skating for clinic clients and their kids
· 3:30 – 5:30 pm adult-only shots for flu and whooping cough
What: The Everett Public Facilities District and Global Spectrum are putting flu season on ice again in 2014!
On Saturday, January 11, Comcast Arena and the Comcast Community Ice Rink will host a free public skate and vaccination clinic to serve uninsured and lowincome adults in the Snohomish County area. Volunteers and staff from the Snohomish Health District, Mukilteo-South Everett Rotary, and Walgreens will provide adults with flu shots and whooping cough vaccinat ions from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
Guests of the event will skate on the Comcast Arena’s main ice rink where the Everett Silvertips play their home games. Skating is from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. Guests are asked to enter through the Comcast Community Ice Rink entrance (Broadway).
Flu season has begun in Snohomish County. Getting a flu shot every year is the best way to prevent infection. Vaccination is also the best protection against whooping cough. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is no longer at epidemic levels in Snohomish County, but cases of it are still being confirmed and it can be deadly to babies. It is especially important that all pregnant women and people who are around newborns – including teens, grandparents, and childcare workers – get the booster shot to protect the infant.
Download vaccine information sheets at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/index.html
Visit www.flu.gov for more