A family wellness festival at the YMCA; UNC Board of Governors approves plan to build a pharmacy school in Asheville; H1N1 isn’t gone yet; Buncombe is conducting its own census, a health census; and more, in this week’s round-up of local health and wellness news.
Thanks to a new shipment of the H1N1 flu vaccine, the Buncombe County Health Center will hold an open clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Biltmore Square Mall. For the first time this season, the vaccine will be free to everyone who shows up.
The Buncombe County Health Department will offer the H1N1 flu mist vaccine to certain populations between the ages of 2 and 49 at seven schools around the county from 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 19).
Buncombe County Health Center employees began distributing free seasonal flu vaccinations to area elementary schools today in an effort paid for by federal stimulus funds. The vaccinations will continue throughout the month.