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Health Department Urges Community to Get the Flu Shot, Not the Flu

Government of the United States Virgin Islands Department of Health

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week — a reminder that it is not too late to get a flu vaccine. As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, flu activity increases.  Now is a great time to get a flu vaccine if a person hasn’t yet got around to it. Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season.

Getting a flu vaccine is particularly important for people who are at high risk of developing flu-related complications, such as pregnant women, young children, older adults and people with certain chronic diseases, according to a press release issued on Friday by the V.I. Department of Health (DOH). Get the Flu shot-not the Flu!

DOH offers flu shots at the following locations:

St. Croix: Monday through Friday at Sunny Isle Medical Center, Suite No. 8A from 8 a.m. to noon.

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St. Thomas:   

Wednesdays and Thursdays at Schneider Regional Medical Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

St. Thomas: Flu Outreach: Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Crown Bay from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Or Friday, Dec. 22 at Barbel Plaza Fire Station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. John: First Thursday of every month at The Morris DeCastro Clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 690-4633 or visit: www.facebook.com/virginislandsdoh       

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