High-risk people who have been waiting to get a flu shot have another chance.
Joyce Mueller, Crow Wing County public health nurse director, Tuesday told the county board fewer people are coming forward for flu shots than expected. Flu activity to date has been sporadic in most of the country with a widespread outbreak in Delaware.
"I'm sure there are still pockets of people out there who could benefit from getting a flu shot," Mueller said. "I'd like to encourage those people."
Flu clinics set
Crosby, 2-4 p.m., Dec. 2 at the Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library.
Pequot Lakes, 1-3 p.m., Nov. 30 at St. Alice Catholic Church.
Infants age 6 to 23 months, adults 65 and older, nursing home or long-term care facility residents, people with chronic health problems, pregnant women, children and teenagers who take aspirin on a regular basis, and people who live with children 6 months or younger or provide care to them outside the home are recommended for flu shots.
In other business, the board:
Expanded membership on the all-terrain vehicle committee and refocused it to look at rural right-of-way issues while a second committee was established to look at creating an ATV riding area. It will be a subcommittee of the parks commission.
Heard the county coroner was looking at Staples after Lakewood Health System expressed a willingness to create a morgue as it builds its new hospital. St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd was not interested. Commissioner John Ferrari suggested contacting the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby as another option.
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