September 5, 2015
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RI’s First Lady urges Rhode Islanders to be vaccinated against flu

In a public service announcement now being aired, First Lady Stephanie D. Chafee is reminding all Rhode Islanders about the importance of being vaccinated against the flu before the holiday season arrives.

The PSA will be airing throughout Rhode Island over the next several weeks on radio and television. It is also being posted and shared through the Rhode Island Department of Health’s (HEALTH) social media channels.

“With the holiday season fast approaching, I want to remind all Rhode Islanders to get a flu shot, especially before you do any kind of traveling when germs are easily spread,” Mrs. Chafee said. “By taking preventative measures, you and your family can avoid missing out on any celebrations. Contact the Rhode Island Department of Health to find out where you and your family can go to get vaccinated. I wish you all healthy and happy holidays.”

“The flu is a serious illness that can spread easily. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu shot every year,” said Director of Health Michael Fine, M.D. “If you have not been vaccinated yet, get your flu shot today to protect yourself and the ones you love.”

The Rhode Island Department of Health can be reached at 222-5960 / RI Relay 711. More information about the flu and flu vaccine is available at Chafee’s video PSA can be viewed at

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