/State flu vaccination efforts ramp up; Adds COVID-19 testing site

State flu vaccination efforts ramp up; Adds COVID-19 testing site

Massachusetts officials are continuing to try to get the flu vaccine and the COVID-19 test as students return to school across the state. “As we continue to fight Kavid-19, we need to be critical of our efforts to reduce the effects of the flu and other respiratory illnesses,” said Governor Charlie Baker. To manage “if the flu strikes at the same time as the second coronavirus. However, the governor said that as soon as the students return to class they will keep the children healthy and in the classroom, officials can do.” From college child care through college, CVS is providing flu shots at hundreds of locations across the state.Childers 9 and older can get vaccinated at any CVS site and children 18 months or older can get a vaccine at MiniClinic.No medical or religious Students over the age of 6 months will have to be vaccinated by December 31 unless exemption is given. Students who drop out of school at home are exempted from the policy, but health officials say primary and secondary school students who use the remote learning model Exemption will not be given to college or university students who are completely off campus CVS has also announced plans to add more than 2,000 new CVD-19 drive-through test sites to CVS Pharmacy locations across the country, including 12 new sites in Massachusetts. Bay State will now have 51 COVID-19 testing sites.

Massachusetts officials are continuing to try to get the flu vaccine and the COVID-19 test as students return to school across the state.

“As we continue to fight Kavid-19, we need to be critical of our efforts to reduce the effects of the flu and other respiratory illnesses,” said Gov. Charlie Baker.

Baker said health workers said it was “incredibly difficult” to manage if the carnivirus hit the flu at the same time as the second time.

The governor said that keeping the children healthy and in the classroom as students return to class is one of the “most important things that officials can do.”

Flu shots are needed for all students in Massachusetts schools from childcare through college.

CVS is giving flu shots in hundreds of places across the state. Children 9 years of age or older can be vaccinated at any CVS site and children 18 months or older can receive a vaccine at the Miniticlin.

Students over 6 months of age must be vaccinated by December 31 unless a medical or religious exemption is granted.

Students who run home-based schools are exempt from the policy, but health officials said primary and secondary school students who use the remote learning model are not exempt.

College or university students who are fully off-campus will also be exempted from the mandate.

CVS has also announced plans to add more than 2,000 new CVD-19 drive-through test sites to selected locations across CVS Pharmacy across the country, including 12 new sites in Massachusetts.

The Bay State will now have 51 COVID-19 testing sites.

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