Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

September 18, 2013

Health Briefs


The Andover Townsman

---- — `High-dose’ flu clinics for seniors

Three “high-dose” flu clinics for seniors ages 65 and up have been scheduled for this fall in town.

The clinics will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24; Thursday, Sept. 26; and Tuesday, Oct. 1, by appointment only from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at The Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court.

Call the Health Department at 978-623-8295 to schedule an appointment. Consent forms will be available at the Health Department, Town Offices, senior center and online at www.andoverma.gov.

Donors sought for Red Cross blood drives

The American Red Cross is holding several upcoming community blood drives in Andover. The schedule is:

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2 to 7 p.m., Free Christian Church, 31 Elm St.

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saint Robert’s Bellarmine Parish, 198 Haggetts Pond Road

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2 to 7 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 360 South Main St.

Thursday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., CBRE Richard Ellis, One Tech Drive

All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Blood donors are needed every day to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.

To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or log onto redcrossblood.org.