Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, September 03, 2010

Norwood hosts Medication Disposal Day—offers flu shots and free booster seats

Guest blog by Pamela Walker-Bauer

In a collaborative effort to combat prescription drug abuse, the Norwood Police Department and the Norwood Health Department will host a “Medication Disposal Day” on September 25, 2010 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Members of the community are encouraged to bring expired, unneeded and unused prescriptions, as well as over-the-counter medications to the Norwood Health Department located at 2059 Sherman Avenue (across from the Norwood Middle School).

The event is held in conjunction with the Norwood Health Department’s Annual Saturday Flu Vaccination Clinic. The cost of the flu vaccine is $18.00. Plenty of vaccine is available however citizens are asked to contact the Norwood Health Department to make an appointment in order to ensure proper staffing. The Norwood Health Department is also holding a Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic on Thursday, September 9, 2010 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Flu shots are also available by appointment on other days.

Saturday, September 25, 2010 is also “National Car Seat Check Saturday”. In recognition of this event, free Booster Seats will be available by appointment to those who are eligible. Contact the Norwood Health Department to determine eligibility and to schedule an appointment.

Anyone bringing in medication, receiving a flu shot and/or receiving a Booster seat, will receive some special items. Contact the Norwood Health Department at 513-458-4600 to schedule your appointment or for questions.

We are excited to work with the Norwood Police Department to provide a safe manner in which to dispose of prescription medications. This not only helps combat prescription drug abuse, but also safeguards our water supply.

Pamela Walker-Bauer
Health Commissioner
Norwood Health Dept.