County Health sets dates for flu shot clinics

With the start of flu season almost underway, the Chester County Health Department is offering flu vaccinations at schools and community locations from September through November. Clinics are open to the entire community without an appointment. The Chester County Health Department recommends annual flu vaccines for everyone aged six months and older. “Because the weather is still warm, it is...

Good Stuff: Vote, Flu shots, good news and notes

Editors Note: Welcome to The Times latest column, ‘Good Stuff’, that will highlight positive happenings within the communities of Chester County in a quick, easy to read, and (we think) fun format. Got ‘Good Stuff’ to share? Email kim@chescotimes.com to help the get the word out.  (All submissions are subject to editorial review; submissions are requested by the 15th and 30th of each month.) MAKE...

Forget the Ebola hype, it’s flu that kills in the U.S.

County-wide flu vaccination & prevention programs ramp-up By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times Thousands of county residents have begun rolling-up their sleeves to get vaccinated and help stop the spread of the influenza virus, commonly called the flu.  Some lucky eligible residents are even able to “sniff” the nasal mist vaccine version instead. While there has been much press and...