Flu shot schedule released

The Marion-Rochester Health District is holding a series of flu shot clinics this month and next. The flu vaccine will be available as a nasal mist for Marion and Rochester residents between the ages of 2 and 49, and in injection form for residents ages 6 months and older. A small amount of pneumonia vaccine will also be available, health officials said. People should bring insurance and Medicare cards, though vaccinations will be given regardless of insurance status or ability to pay, officials said. Clinics are Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Nov. 20 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Marion Town House, 2 Spring St., and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Rochester Senior Center, 67 Dexter Lane. Throughout the flu season, clinics will also be held on Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Marion Town House and Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Rochester Town Hall Annex. For more information, call the Marion Board of Health at 508-748-3530 or Rochester’s board at 508-763-5421.