In Auburn’s government organization, Public Health is a division of Development and Inspectional services. Director Darlene Coyle has taken a proactive stance on the public’s wellbeing, and establishing flu clinics is one fine example. Five clinics have been held this fall and 352 people have been vaccinated.

Allison Frost embraces her mother as her father and Pamela Sheeran, RN try to provide some comfort during the flu shot by Cheryl A. Rawinski, RN. Ironically, and after a bit of drama, Allison didn't even react when the vaccination was actually given. Photo by John R. Anderson

Allison Frost embraces her mother as her father and Pamela Sheeran, RN try to provide some comfort during the flu shot by Cheryl A. Rawinski, RN. Ironically, and after a bit of drama, Allison didn’t even react when the vaccination was actually given. Photo by John R. Anderson

 

The Senior Clinic had 119 vaccinations; the General Public Clinic had 161; the Employee Clinic had 13; the Office Clinic had 9; and, from this weekend, the Auburn Craft Fair Clinic added 50. Another flu clinic is being planned for January, and AuburnMassDaily.com will publish the information when it becomes available.

Director Coyle wrote this morning, “Our flu clinics are open to the public, and the majority of attendees are residents of Auburn.” People from nearby communities like Oxford, Worcester and Southbridge have come to the clinics along with folks from as far away as Hubbardston and New Braintree.

State Representative Paul Frost receives the flu shot from Public Health Nurse Cheryl A. Rawinski. Marion D. Howard, RN, a member of Auburn's Board of Health, on the left, and Public Health Nurse Pamela Sheeran look on. Photo by John R. Anderson

State Representative Paul Frost receives the flu shot from Public Health Nurse Cheryl A. Rawinski. Marion D. Howard, RN, a member of Auburn’s Board of Health, on the left, and Public Health Nurse Pamela Sheeran look on. Photo by John R. Anderson

 

Ms. Coyle added, “Our staff works so hard to keep the residents protected from sickness during this time of year when influenza is so prevalent.”