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Stamford To Host Flu Shot Drive-Through Clinic

STAMFORD, CT — The city will host a drive-through clinic this weekend to provide flu shots to residents while they remain in their vehicle.

The drive-through clinic will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Stamford High School parking lot, located behind the building and adjacent to Hillandale Avenue. The entrance to the drive-through clinic will be on Fenway Street.

In an announcement, Mayor David Martin stressed the importance of residents getting a flu shot this year. (To sign up for Stamford breaking news alerts and more, click here.)

“It is especially important residents get a flu shot this year to avoid getting the flu and going to the hospital,” Martin said in a statement. “Flu shots are available at our health clinic, your personal doctor’s office or various pharmacies throughout the city. It only takes a minute and ensures you’ll be protected from the flu this season.”

According to Stamford Hospital’s chair of infectious diseases, Michael Parry, getting a flu shot is especially important this year as the flu and the coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, have similar symptoms.

Typical flu symptoms include a fever, body aches, extreme tiredness and a dry cough, which generally differs from the common cold, according to city officials.

“Because influenza and COVID-19 present in very similar ways,” Parry said in a statement, “it is more important than ever to get a flu shot this year to minimize the risk of getting both infections.”

Further information about the drive-through clinic can be found here.

This article originally appeared on the Stamford Patch

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OCCHD, OU Medicine to host COVID-19 testing site at local high school

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Health officials say that residents in some areas of Oklahoma City will be able to get tested for COVID-19 at mobile testing sites.

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department and OU Medicine will continue their joint effort providing mobile testing in zip codes that are experiencing high COVID-19 positivity rates in Oklahoma County.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, testing will be done at Western Heights High School, located at 8201 S.W. 44th St.

“We are eager to work with OCCHD to expand testing in Oklahoma City, specifically in those areas we know are the hardest hit,” said Erin Walker, assistant vice president of Operations at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medicine. “Testing is a great first step in reducing the spreadof this disease, so we encourage the community to participate.”

Health officials say testing is critical to identify the impact of the virus in the community.

“We’re excited to partner with OU Medicine to reach vulnerable populations and to make tests more availablewith Saturday scheduling,” said LT Knighten, public information officer for OCCHD. “We encourage individuals who are experiencing symptoms, or who think they’ve been in contact with a confirmed positive case, to be tested,” Knighten added. 

Testing will be available for the following people:

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19
  • People who have had close contact (within six feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19
  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local or state health department.

In addition to the mobile testing, individuals needing a test in Oklahoma County can schedule a test through OCCHD’s Crush the Curve website at 


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Downtown Palm Beach Gardens to host fitness classes beginning Friday

Jodie Wagner
| Palm Beach Post

Things to do in Palm Beach Gardens:

1. Downtown Collective x Fitness: Downtown Palm Beach Gardens will host the first of its Downtown Collective x Fitness series Friday morning at Downtown Park.

A socially distanced Fitness for Making Strides class will be held at 9 a.m. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat or towel and a bottle of water. The workout will have no physical contact.

Admission is $5, cash only.

A Zumba class taught by Joanna Cavalcante will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. Admission also is $5, cash only.

Downtown Collective x Fitness events include a series of total body conditioning, Tabata and barre-inspired workouts. 

For information, call 561-727-2640 or visit

Downtown Palm Beach Gardens is at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave.

2. Pluck You!: Tickets are on sale for three performances of Pluck You!, an original play that will be presented Oct. 23-25 at the Palm Beach Institute for the Entertainment Arts in North Palm Beach.

The play is a humorous look at the aging process and both the physical and emotional changes that happen to men and women without warning.

Performances are at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 an 24, and 2 p.m. Oct. 25. Tickets will be limited to the first 25 people each day. 

The play will be co-directed by Palm Beach Institute for the Entertainment Arts Managing Director Donna Carbone and Broadway veteran Avery Sommers.

Tickets are $20, and must be purchased in advance to avoid any social distancing issues at the door. Seating is limited.

Information and tickets are available by calling 561-743-9955. 

Palm Beach Institute for the Entertainment Arts is at 133 U.S. Highway 1, #115.

3. Village 5K Run: The Village of North Palm Beach will host its annual Links 5K Ghost Run as a virtual event this year.

Participants can run or walk 3.1 miles along their favorite path, in their neighborhood or on a treadmill between Oct. 25 and Nov. 7.

Registration is available on the Village website at through Oct. 18. Registration fee is $10.

After the race is completed, participants can send their photos to [email protected] 

Photos also can be posted to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #Links5k2020. Finisher medals will go out to all who tracked their run/walk and submitted results.

For information, call Anchorage Park at 561-841-3386.

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