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January 11, 2013

Mayor urges Haverhill residents to get flu shots

Mayor James Fiorentini is urging residents to reach out to their primary care physicians or local pharmacies to request a flu shot.

There is a flu epidemic in Boston and the mayor wants to prevent the spread of the flu in Haverhill. If you have health insurance, there is no deductible or co-pay for the shot.

The flu (influenza) is a viral infection. We are in the middle of the season for the virus and the best prevention is a flu shot, the mayor said.

Visit www.mass.gov/flu for information about the flu. The information is provided in English and Spanish.

“I suggest that residents get a flu shot to protect themselves from certain strains of the flu,” Fiorentini said. “Experts recommend keeping away from infected persons and frequent hand washing too.”

Still time to enroll at NECC

The spring semester at Northern Essex Community College begins Wednesday, Jan. 23. There’s still time to register for courses that will lead toward a degree or a certificate.

Special walk-in hours are tomorrow (Jan. 12), from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the One Stop Student Services Center on the Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott St.

All interested students are also invited to attend an information session at noon, to learn about programs, courses, careers, financial aid, and more. Northern Essex offers over 70 associate degrees and certificates in fields such as liberal arts, health care, criminal justice, computer science, paralegal, technology and engineering, arts and design, paralegal studies and much more.

Classes and programs are offered days, evenings, weekend, and online. Campuses are in Haverhill and Lawrence. More information is available from enrollment services at 978-556-3700 or admissions@necc.mass.edu. Visit online at www.necc.mass.edu.

Donate to Skate event is Jan. 21

The Ice Skating Academy will hold a “Donate To Skate” event on Monday, Jan. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Skating Rink, located behind Haverhill High School.

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