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El Distrito de Salud de la Ciudad de Richmond ofrecerá vacunación gratuita contra la influenza durante el mes de diciembre

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Durante el mes de diciembre, el Distrito de Salud de la Ciudad de Richmond ofrecerá vacunación gratuita contra la influenza a personas mayores de 6 meses de edad, con el fin de aumentar la inmunidad en la población de la ciudad.

Esta oportunidad, la cual el Distrito de Salud de la Ciudad de Richmond llama “su regalo a la comunidad”, es totalmente gratuita. No se requiere pago, seguro de salud, ni identificación emitida por el gobierno para recibir la vacuna.

Invitamos a las personas interesadas a que visiten la clínica durante cualquier día hábil de diciembre, (excepto los días 13, 24 y 25) desde las 8:30 de la mañana hasta las 4:00 de la tarde. No se requiere cita previa. La clínica está ubicada en el 400 de East Cary Street, adonde también se puede llegar usando las rutas 5, 14 y 87 de los buses GRTC.

El Distrito de Salud de la Ciudad de Richmond les recuerda que la vacuna es especialmente importante para los niños pequeños, las personas de la tercera edad, aquellos que padecen de …

Richmond City Health District to offer free flu shots throughout the month of December

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Throughout the month of December, the Richmond City Health District will offer free flu shots to individuals 6 months of age or older in an attempt to increase the city’s immunity.
This opportunity, which Richmond City Health District calls its “gift to the community,” is entirely free of cost. No payment, insurance or government identification is required to receive the vaccine.
Those interested are welcome to visit the clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. any business day in December, excluding December 13, 24 and 25. No appointment is necessary. The clinic is located at 400 E. Cary Street, accessible by GRTC routes 5, 14, and 87.
The Richmond City Health district notes that vaccination is especially important for young children, older adults, those with chronic health conditions and expectant mothers.

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City Council unanimously passes Mayor Stoney’s ordinance prohibiting the use of handheld communications devices while driving

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At the December 9 meeting of Richmond City Council, the body unanimously passed a ban on driving while using a handheld communications device, proposed by Mayor Stoney's administration.
Under the ordinance, using a handheld communications device, such as a cellphone, while driving in the City of Richmond is punishable by a $125 fine on the first offense and a $250 fine for each subsequent offense.
“A holistic Vision Zero plan requires engineering, education, and enforcement,” said Mayor Stoney. “Prohibiting the use of a cellphone while driving is necessary to change both ingrained attitudes and dangerous habits.”
The ordinance, which was introduced at the October 14 council meeting and was recently amended, is an attempt to curb traffic fatalities and promote pedestrian safety. Distracted drivers have killed or injured 218 people in the City of Richmond so far this year, according to the Richmond Police Department.
“As we continue to experience population and density growth, improv…