The Clinton Sunrise Rotary Club and Dr. Ronald M. Frank are offering a Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic to benefit the Open Cupboard Food Pantry. The clinic will be held on Saturday, October 6th from 9 am to Noon at the Clinton Fire Department, Main Street, in the Town of Clinton. The clinic is open to adults and children from 6 months of age and older. Reservations are not required and a physician will be available to address any flu vaccine related questions.
Seniors with Traditional Medicare Part B are covered with your Traditional Medicare Card. Other selected insurance plans such as Medicare Advantage, Aetna PPO; AmeriHealth PPO; Cigna (without PCP on card); HealthNet; Blue Cross/Blue Shield-Horizon products; United Healthcare/Oxford may be accepted. Please present all insurance cards at the clinic to determine eligibility. Otherwise the cost is $20.00 for the injectable flu vaccine and $30 for the nasal spray vaccine (reserve your nasal spray at www.GreenBrookFamilyMedicine.com). For more information on the clinic, please call the office of Ronald M. Frank, MD at 732-356-0266.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Open Cupboard Food Pantry, Clinton, NJ. Nonperishable food donations will also be accepted at the Clinic.
In addition to the food pantry collection, the Rotary Club will be collecting dog and cat food to benefit the non-profit organization New Jersey AniMeals, which assists those in financial need with pet supplies, in order to allow them to keep their pets. There will also be a collection for the “First Response Backpack” program, which supplies backpacks of new items for injured servicemen overseas. This collection is spearheaded by Debbie Lavoie of Flemington, whose son, Normand, is currently an Army Combat Engineer serving in Afghanistan. For more information on specific items needed for the food collections or the “First Response Backpack” collection, please visit www.clintonsunriserotary.org or call 908-279-0112.
The following groups will also be present at the clinic for community education:
The Town of Clinton Police Department will perform Child ID fingerprinting as well as DNA LifePrint kits. The DNA LifePrint program is a nationally recognized program meant to provide parents with a tool to collect and securely retain a sample of their child’s DNA. Once collected and properly stored, the samples have an indefinite shelf life. The kits are being provided free of charge by the Town of Clinton and the Town of Clinton Police Department’s Education Division which encompasses the Community Policing and D.A.R.E. Units; the Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Dept will also provide community education materials; and the County Divisions of Health and Public Health Nursing will conduct a medication disposal collection, blood pressure screenings, and have information on health education and emergency preparedness.
The Clinton Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Thursday morning at 7:30am at the Clinton Fire House, 1 New Street, across from the Clinton Post Office. For more information about the club or membership visit www.clintonsunriserotary.org.