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January 16, 2014

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NAPPANEE

Tree board meeting rescheduled for Tuesday

The Nappanee Tree Board meeting scheduled for Jan. 6 was cancelled due to weather. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Nappanee Municipal Center, 300 W. Lincoln St., Nappanee.

ELKHART

Flu clinics planned for the Elkhart area

The Elkhart County Health Department has scheduled several flu vaccine clinics for people 6 months and older. A limited number of doses of vaccine are available.

Cost for the vaccine:

• People ages 3 and older — $25

• Children age 6 month to 35 months — $29

• Children eligible for Vaccines for Children — An administration fee will be charged.

Medicare Part B will also be accepted. However, Medicare Part B recipients must take their card.

Flu vaccination clinics are scheduled at the Lincoln Center, 608 Oakland Ave., Elkhart:

• Today from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.

• Wednesday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.

• Jan. 29 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.

• Feb. 5 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Shots will be given while supplies last, health officials said.

Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all people ages 6 months and older. Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call 574-523-2127 or 1-877-523-2283, ext. 2127.

ELKHART

Health care enrollment events set for this week

Ambetter from Managed Health Services is partnering with two local hospitals to host several healthcare education and outreach events this week. These events will focus on explaining the new healthcare laws, checking eligibility for financial assistance to lower monthly premiums, answering questions and enrolling individuals and families with health insurance by Ambetter from MHS.

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