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The Facts about Immunizations

The World Health Organization recently stated, “There is arguably no single preventive health intervention more cost-effective than immunization”. Worldwide, on a yearly basis, immunization averts 2 to 3 million deaths from diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and measles. The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases has posted 10 reasons to be vaccinated. The […]

Traveling out of the country? Check with our clinic first!

Did you know Harrington has a travel clinic? Located at our main Southbridge campus, our travel clinic provides immunizations, information regarding food and water safety, insect repellent or other necessary pieces of travel information based on your destination. According to Deb Vescera, RN, BSN, public health nurse at Harrington, these are the top 3 immunizations […]

What You Need to Know About the HPV Immunization Initiative

Public health nurses and other public health officials throughout the state have been working on raising Human Papillomavirus (HPV) immunization rates, per an initiative from the Mass Department of Public Health (DPH). According to the DPH, approximately 79 million people in the US are infected with HPV and approximately 14 million new infections are predicted […]

Vaccines Are Not Just for Kids!

National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives. Information cited from the Mass Public Health blog. All adults should get vaccines to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill, and can pass certain illnesses on to others. Unfortunately, far too few adults are receiving the […]

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