Health
Thursday, November 21, 2002
Nanticoke Memorial offers flu shots on Dec. 9 and 11
It’s not too late to get a flu shot. Influenza is a serious disease that affects many people, including the elderly and those with serious, long-term health problems. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will be offering flu shots to the public on Monday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., located in the Community Room of the hospital. The cost of the vaccination will be $5. The vaccine is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. The influenza vaccine is recommended for elderly and high-risk individuals. Healthy working adults may also benefit from the influenza vaccination. Large outbreaks of influenza usually do not occur before December in the United States and reach a peak between late December and early March and may continue into the spring. The duration of protection conferred by the influenza vaccine generally begins one to two weeks after injection and may last six months or longer. For additional information contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2609. No appointment or pre-registration is required.
Plans are underway for Snowball 2003
Though autumn is in the air the Auxiliary of Nanticoke Health Services is already thinking snow - “Snowball 2003”, that is. Plans are taking shape for the Auxiliary's annual dinner dance to be held January 25, 2003, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Appetizing food and dancing to the sounds of Encore are sure to warm attendees of the winter gala. The only chill of the night will come from a spectacular ice sculpture created by Jon Lizer of Custom Catering in Seaford. Proceeds from the dinner dance will become part of the annual donation made by the Auxiliary to Nanticoke Health Services. Last year, the Auxiliary provided financial support for the Charity Endowment Prescription Fund, new beds for the Maternity Unit, and the construction of the Cancer Care Center. For more information about an evening not to be missed call Nanticoke Health Services Volunteer Office at (302) 629-6611, extension 2301.