Craig health briefs for Sept. 20, 2014: Free flu clinic for veterans in Craig and Steamboat Springs | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig health briefs for Sept. 20, 2014: Free flu clinic for veterans in Craig and Steamboat Springs

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

A free flu clinic will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center at 1605 Lincoln Avenue. Veterans need to bring a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ID card or DD Form 214.

Flu vaccinations are also available on a drop-in basis at no charge at the Major William Adams Veteran's Telehealth Clinic in Craig. Vaccinations are available from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. No appointment is needed.

Event to provide safe disposal of prescription drugs

The Craig Police Department will host a National Take Back Initiative event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Centennial Mall parking lot in Craig. The event will provide an opportunity for individuals with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of them.

Nationally, more than 4.1 million pounds of medications have been collected during the past six events, with an excess of 127,400 pounds collected in Colorado, according to a press release from the Craig Police Department.

The collection is limited to household waste and excludes chemotherapy or radioactive substances, syringes, mercury (thermometers), oxygen containers, pressurized canisters or illicit drugs.

For more information, contact John Forgay with the Craig Police Department at 970-826-2366.

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