Thursday, January 10, 2013
No new town-sponsored clinics are planned, because the vaccine isn't available.
Westborough has had eight laboratory confirmed cases of the flu in January, compared to 16 for all of 2012, town Sanitarian Steven Baccari says. The 2013 figure includes three today, Baccari said. No town-sponsored public health clinics are planned because the vaccine isn't available, he said. Health officials administered about 150 doses during its Nov. 29 clinic at the Westborough Senior Center, Baccari said. Community members should contact their primary care physician, and places such as CVS, regarding the vaccine's availability, he said. According to HealthMap's Flu Vaccine Finder, Westborough locations offering the vaccine include CVS, 74 East Main St.; Stop & Shop Pharmacy, 32 Lyman St.; Passport Health Westborough, 1900 West Park …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Westborough than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Westborough-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Massachusetts, activity is considered high now, while it was considered low at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Westborough that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course): According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Eight states – Alabama, Alaska, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island and South Carolina – are reporting flu …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Here's what's happening in Westborough today.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today? 1. Get a flu shot today. The Westborough Board of Health holds a public flu vaccination clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Westborough Senior Center. The clinic is open to Westborough residents ages 3 and older. 2. The Westborough Public Library hosts a Two-Time storytime for ages 2 and 3 at 10:30 a.m. 3. The Books and Beyond in the Boroughs Book Club meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller. 4. The Chapel of the Cross offers women's Thursday evening Bible study from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 5. The Praise Ringers meet at 7 p.m. at the First …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Information, announcements, news, photos, videos and more wait for you at the Westborough Patch website!
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events and reminders to help you organize your day. 1. Have you been to the Westborough Patch website today? If you are reading this from your email or Facebook, we invite you to come and visit the Westborough Patch website! Our newsletter and Facebook pages have only a small taste of what is waiting for you on the website. The website is continuously updated throughout the day with all kinds of announcements, news and information about your town. Make it your homepage! 2. The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Giving Tree is now on display in the front foyer. The project will support Lutheran Social Services, AIDS Project Worcester, Ashland …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Gift making classes, Thanksgiving dinner sign-up, flu shots and more.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
This month the Westborough Senior Center is offering a number of programs. For information about any of these events, call 508-366-3000. Information courtesy of the Westborough Senior Center. 1. The Knights of Columbus will host the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Willow Street. Reservations are requested and should be made by calling the Senior Center no later than Nov. 16. All residents who would otherwise not enjoy this traditional meal with family and friends are welcome to attend. 2. Andrea Little, National Garden Club Floral Designer and member of the Westborough Garden Club, will present Fun with Flowers on Monday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. The …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
It's time to get a flu shot.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events and reminders to help you organize your day. 1. Health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older receive a flu vaccine every year. According to Donna Lazorik, RN, MS, at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, an average of 5,000 Massachusetts residents are hospitalized every year due to complications from the flu, resulting in up to 800 deaths. 2. The Westborough Historical Society presents a Civil War Living History Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Westborough High School. The event features the daily life of a Union soldier in the encampment of the 13th …