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News Briefs: Sept. 30, 2009

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By The Staff

  Drive-thru flu shots

at JHS on Thursday

For the second year, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville is teaming with VNA Nazareth Home Care to offer a drive-thru flu shot clinic to the public on Thursday from 3-6 p.m. at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

The car line will form on Hospital Drive, adjacent to the JHS Emergency Department entrance. People can drive up, just like any other drive-thru, hold their arm out the window and get the flu shot, without getting out of their car. It’s a fast and easy way to prevent getting the flu.

“Last year was the first time we tried a drive-thru clinic approach at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, and the response was so positive we decided to offer it again,” said Michael Collins, president and CEO of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. “People are busy and convenience is key, but so is their health; the drive-thru option gives people the best of both worlds.”

 VNA Nazareth Home Care flu clinics serve those who are 12 and older (with the exception of those 12 and under needing their first seasonal flu vaccine). The cost is covered for those who subscribe to Medicare Part B, Passport Advantage Plan, Humana Medicare, Aetna Medicare, Advantra Freedom and Wellcare PFFS. Individuals must bring their Medicare card(s) and a photo ID. VNA Nazareth Home Care will accept and file the claim for individuals with these plans only. The cost for all others is $25 cash or check for the flu vaccine.

Free flu shots in Henry County

The North Central District Health Department will give 1,000 free flu shots at a special vaccination clinic starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at Henry County High School, 1120 Eminence Road, New Castle. The clinic will conclude after the 1,000 shots are given. All participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Persons unable to attend the free flu shot clinic will be able to obtain their seasonal flu shot at the Shelby County Health Department after at a cost of $20. The shot to be given will be for the seasonal flu and will not protect against the H1N1 virus.

 

Men’s clothing needed

Men’s winter clothing needed for the migrant education program for Shelby County Public Schools. Please contact Elizabeth Mandeel (321-8482), who will pick up the items, or persons can drop off items at Central Office, 1155 West Main Street.

 

Books needed

Donations of books for the Friends of the Library Book Sale are still being accepted by the Shelby County Public Library. Any new or gently-used books may be donated at the front desk. The book sale is Friday through Saturday at the library.

 

One Book, One Community

Copies of the book Feather Crowns are still available at the Shelby County Public Library. As part of the One Book, One Community, the Shelby County Public Library is giving away copies of the book, written by Kentucky writer Bobbie Ann Mason. Mason will visit the library 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 for a reading and book discussion.

 

Road reports on Twitter

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet now offers 511 traffic information through Twitter.  This feature provides the latest road closures, delays, construction areas, vehicle crashes and other roadway incidents.  Sign up through Twitter to follow “KYTC511” and receive the latest updates through e-mail and cell phones.