Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Five things to know for Jan. 15.
1. Tonight, the North Kingstown School Committee meets at 7 p.m. at North Kingstown High School. The superintendent will present his recommended budget for the upcoming year. 2. "What's That Book Worth?" is back! Head over to the North Kingstown Free Library on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. as rare book dealer Ray Rickman offers his thoughts and insights in this interactive "Antiques Roadshow" style program. Bring two books for a free evaluation. Please register for this event. 3. CVS and Rite Aid are out of flu shots, but you can still get vaccinated in town. There will be a community vaccination clinic tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. at North Kingstown High School. 4. To celebrate the fact that we made it through the Mayan doomsday prediction, …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Local pharmacies are running out of flu shots during this flu season.
It has been a very active flu season as Rhode Island and other parts of the United States have seen a surge in reported cases of influenza. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22,048 flu cases were recorded from Sept. 30 through the end of 2012. During that same period in 2011, only 849 cases were reported. Though the 2011-2012 was a relatively quiet flu season in comparison to decades past, this flu season started earlier than past years and also hosts a different dominant strain – H3N2. Young children and the elderly are more susceptible to this strain, according to the CDC. Now, local pharmacies are reporting shortages of flu shots at locations across the region. In North Kingstown, all three Rite Aid …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
With flu rates higher than normal across the U.S., R.I. Health Director Fine says it's not too late to get vaccinated and protect yourself and others.
Thursday, January 10
From the office of Michael Fine, M.D., director of the Rhode Island Department of Health: As the flu remains widespread in Rhode Island and continues to send people to doctors’ offices and hospitals throughout the state, unvaccinated Rhode Islanders are urged to get flu shots to protect not only themselves, but also those around them — particularly elderly people and babies under the age of six months. “Flu vaccine helps you and the people in your life stay healthy,” said Fine. “Roughly 40 percent of the state has been vaccinated so far this flu season. For the hundreds of thousands of Rhode Islanders who still haven’t gotten flu shots, it’s not too late to protect yourself, your family members, neighbors, co-workers, and friends.” This…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Here's where to get a flu shot in North Kingstown, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were much lower in Rhode Island than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. Since the 2012 season started, there have been 465 reports of flu in Rhode Island alone. Overall in the state, activity is considered high now, while it was considered low at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some in North Kingstown that offer the vaccine: Check here for more locations in the surrounding area. According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Five states — Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee — are reporting flu …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Five things to know for Oct. 25.
The North Kingstown School Committee meets tonight at 7 p.m. at North Kingstown High School where Superintendent Phil Auger plans to make a presentation on the future of the vacant Davisville Elementary School. The committee will also discuss forming a charter school sub-committee. (Check here for the full agenda for tomorrow night.) North Kingstown's firefighters will be going pink today, taking part in the Rhode Island Chapter of Pink Heals campaign. For the rest of the week, members of the North Kingstown Fire Fighters Association will don pink t-shirts while on duty. Today, the department will hold a small gathering at Station 1 at 8150 Post Rd. when the RICPH pink fire truck will be on site as well as a signing by cancer survivors. …