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Free swine flue vaccine clinic in Brooksville


County offering swine flu vaccines

The Hernando County Health Department will have a free swine flu vaccine clinic for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St. There will be 750 doses to be distributed first-come, first-served. Most doses will be in the injectable form. The intranasal mist, which contains a weakened, live form of the virus, also will be available. Priority will be given to high-risk groups that include pregnant women, individuals age 6 months through 24 years; individuals 25 to 64 who have compromised immune systems or other chronic medical conditions; health care workers who have direct patient contact; and people who care for infants 6 months of age and younger. Tickets for vaccinations will be distributed starting at 8 a.m. The tickets are numbered and include time slots, so residents can wait for the vaccination or return at the appointment time. One person can pick up tickets for family members. For more information, call (352) 540-6817.


Hospice hosting time to remember

HPH Hospice will host Time for Remembrance services at 2 and 6 p.m. today at HPH, 12260 Cortez Blvd. These are outdoor services conducted under a canopy. Each one-hour, nondenominational service will be led by hospice chaplains and bereavement counselors and will include music, readings and Native American rituals. Children are welcome. Visit or call toll-free 1-800-486-8784.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization, workshop, 2-4 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West.

Hernando County Port Authority Board, 7 p.m., Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6340 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.

Today's picks

Wine and cheese reception for artist Felicia Himmel: 7-9 p.m., Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Brooksville Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 848-0177.

Magnet school orientation for Nature Coast Technical High: 6 p.m., 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 797-7088.

Free swine flue vaccine clinic in Brooksville 11/03/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 9:01pm]
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