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Cary Medical Center Planning on Holding Socially Distanced Flu Clinics

For the first time ever the clinic will be drive through
Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 7:04 PM EDT
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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - With COVID still an ongoing issue, and flu season just around the corner, the flu vaccine this year will be extremely important.

Cary Medical Center will soon be providing flu clinics, but COVID-19 restrictions have changed how the flu vaccine will be administered.

“Our staff will be masked, our nurses administering the vaccine they’ll have extra precautions, masks, gloves, face shields. Anything we need to make sure they are protected but also we are also protecting those who are getting the vaccine.”

Elizabeth Singer, Community Relations Coordinator with Cary Medical Center

Elizabeth Singer is the community relations coordinator with Cary Medical Center, and she  says for the first time ever their clinics will be drive through only.

“It is something that we feel this year because of physical distancing is the option that will be best because we want everyone to stay safe.”

Elizabeth Singer, Community Relations Coordinator with Cary Medical Center

Singer says it’s important for everyone to get the vaccine.

“We want to make sure that everyone has access to the vaccine and by providing it for free we can ensure people can come to these clinics and get that.”

Elizabeth Singer, Community Relations Coordinator with Cary Medical Center

Cary will host their drive through clinics starting September 30th with locations in Fort Fairfield, Van Buren, Washburn, Caribou and Limestone.

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