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Legislator Morton, Rite-Aid to host flu clinic at Alden Farmers Market


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We’ve all read the stories in the paper of the countless individuals suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. There has been a lot of talk of families being ripped apart by this tragedy, too often we hear talk but see little action.

Legislator Ted Morton joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.


At a Legislative session held on September 21, 2017, Legislator Ted Morton honored Lancaster resident, Dick Young as the September 2017 Citizen of the month.


Today, in response to the County Executive’s offer to work with Legislator Morton to develop a compromise Made in America Act, Legislator Ted Morton wrote to him to begin the process.


Legislator Ted Morton first introduced the Made in America Act in support of local manufacturers and local workers in Erie County. After passing the Legislature by a vote of 9-1, the County Executive vetoed the law after instructing the County Attorney to draft a legal opinion.


Legislator Ted Morton will host a flu clinic in conjunction with Rite-Aid to help protect residents against influenza this year. The clinic will be held from 9 to 11 a.m.  Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Alden Farmer’s Market located at 13119 Broadway, Alden, NY 14004. Attendees are asked to bring their insurance card.

 

“As summer winds down and students head back to school, it’s important that our residents receive a flu vaccination to help prevent themselves and others from falling ill. I’m happy to host this clinic to provide a convenient opportunity for residents to get a vaccination,” said Legislator Morton.

 

According to the CDC, everyone 6 months and older should get an influenza (flu) vaccine.  The 2015 flu vaccine will protect against three different flu viruses: an H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus that caused so much illness last season.  The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.

 

Residents with any questions or concerns are asked to call Legislator Morton at 858-8856.