Flu vaccine to be offered at UPJ
Pitt-Johnstown’s Office of Health and Wellness Services has partnered with Cambria County Emergency Management Services to hold a seasonal influenza vaccine clinic on Friday.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cambria Room (lower level of the Student Union).
The clinic is free and open to the public.
Participants must be over the age of 6 months and should not have an allergy to chicken eggs, a history of severe reaction to the flu vaccination, moderate-to-severe illness with fever or a history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
No advance registrations are required.
For additional information, call the Office of Health and Wellness Services at 269-7110.
American Legion to host blood screening
A multiphasic blood screening will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday at the American Legion, Ashcroft Avenue in Cresson.
Testing will be done by Conemaugh Medical Center Department of Laboratory Medicine.
The cost is $30.
Additional tests offered include PSA and hemoglobin A1C, each for $20.
A 12- to 14-hour fast is recommended. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 472-6056 and leave a message.
Breast cancer seminars planned
SOMERSET – Breast cancer awareness seminars will be held from 1-2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Tuesday in The Georgian Inn of Somerset.
Nurse Suellen Lichtenfels, director of women’s health at Somerset Hospital, will talk about risk factors, early diagnosis, self-breast examination and more.
It is sponsored by Your Health Insurance Shop and the hospital. Registration for the free event is required by Friday at 445-4943 or (800) 491-3642.
Railroad-crossing safety to be discussed
State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar, R-Somerset, will host a roundtable discussion on railroad-crossing safety at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Somerset Public Safety building, 340 W. Union St.
Metzgar will be joined by Randy Cox, Somerset’s chief of police; Rick Lohr, Somerset County director of emergency services; Joe Betta, Somerset County commissioner; along with representatives from railroads, PennDOT, state
police and other community leaders.
The goal of the event is to reduce accidents at railroad crossings.