Early spike in flu cases may not be the last one; officials recommend getting a flu shot.
Sunday, February 3
As influenza illness levels begin to subside across the state, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reminds all Rhode Islanders that it is not too late to be vaccinated against influenza. “Although we saw an early spike in influenza cases this flu season, it is important to note that we could see the number of influenza cases rise again before the flu season officially ends in May,” said Michael Fine, M.D., director of HEALTH, adding that Rhode Island has seen 769 hospitalizations since the department began tracking confirmed influenza cases on Oct. 1, 2012. That number reflects a higher total number of hospitalizations for influenza than initially reported, as HEALTH’s staff has re-evaluated data reported by the state’s …
A look at what's happening in and around Middletown for Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011.
Students, staff, faculty, parents and siblings of the Gaudet, Aquidneck and Forest Avenue Schools are invited to get flu vaccinations from 4 to 7 p.m. tonight at a clinic to be held at the Gaudet Middle School. After getting your shots at Gaudet, shoot for the stars at Gaudet! Family Fun Night returns to the Krupowicz Planetarium for a 7 p.m. show. Be sure to get there 30 minutes before the show starts for all the pre-show activities and more family fun! The Tai Chi Outdoor Practice Group meets up every Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. If you are grieving or need support, knit your way to peace and comfort stitch by stitch. There is always time to register for a monthly Knitting Circle with Carolyn Musgrave of Knitting Needles, sponsored by …