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The York City Bureau of Health will open up additional clinic times for free, influenza vaccines for York City residents to address the increase in influenza in our community.

Walk-in clinics for York City residents at the Albert S. Weyer Health Center, 435 West Philadelphia St., will be available during the following times:

Thursday, January 17 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, January 18 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Widespread flu activity is being reported nationally as well as in Pennsylvania.  The York City Bureau of Health recommends that all persons aged 6 months or older should get their flu vaccine, and especially those at high risk for complications from the flu, including:

•           Pregnant women

•           Residents of nursing homes and other long-term-care facilities

•           Individuals 65 years of age and older

•           Individuals under 65 years of age: with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease (asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema), kidney disease, diabetes, morbid obesity (BMI greater than 40), and neurological conditions; with medical conditions that cause a weakened immune system, such as various types of cancer, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that causes AIDS, and certain medical treatments that alter the immune system.

Source: The York City Bureau of Health